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ER patient load up 20%
Manteca Bulletin

Business is booming at Doctors Hospital of Manteca’s emergency room.

The number of patients is up 20 percent so far this year after climbing 16 percent last year to hit 32,000.

Almost all of the increase is attributable to the Affordable Care Act that allowed 2.7 million more Californians to access Medi-Cal only to discover very few primary care physicians are accepting new Medi-Cal patients. The result has been a surge in people using emergency rooms throughout California as it is their only viable option.