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Emergency Rooms and Docs Brace Themselves For Newly Insured
Health Leaders Media

Though new health reform laws won’t take effect for at least three months and most provisions won’t come into play until six months to four years, hospital emergency rooms and physicians are bracing for an onslaught almost immediately. “People will start coming because they think they have health coverage” when they don’t or reform provisions that apply to them don’t kick in for quite some time, says Angela F. Gardner MD, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians.