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Budget cut would push ERs closer to closure
Sacramento Bee

Every day when I go to work as an emergency room physician, I see firsthand that California’s health care safety net is being stretched to its limit.

The patients are sicker because their access to primary care has been cut or they have lost their insurance so they tried not to come to the ER until they were just too ill to wait. There are more patients to see for the same reasons or the nearby ERs are full and have diverted the ambulances.