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Sen. Lieu wants California hospitals to reduce ER wait times

In a press release issued today, Senator Ted Lieu (D-Redondo Beach) calls on California hospitals to reduce emergency room wait times by adopting national guidelines that could result in speeding up treatment. His concerns stem from a story the Los Angeles Times published on Thursday citing a recent study in Oregon. According to Lieu, “A recent study in the journal Science shows that Medicaid expansion increases emergency room visits of Medicaid enrollees by 40 percent. California is already dead last in the nation in terms of ER capacity.