ACEP responded to a proposed rule issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that would implement new restrictions for some legal immigrants to obtain green cards if they have previously used public benefits such as food stamps, public housing, Medicare Part D low-income subsidies, or nonemergency Medicaid. In line with the public statement ACEP released immediately following the announcement of the rule, ACEP asked DHS to rescind the rule. ACEP believes that if finalized, the rule would cause fear and confusion, causing millions of Americans to disenroll from essential programs and stop receiving benefits for which they are eligible. The loss of Medicaid coverage, especially, would result in poorer health and health outcomes for affected individuals. It also could drive up ED use, uncompensated care costs, maternal and infant health risks, and transmission of infectious diseases.
ACEP Opposes Proposed Rule Regarding Immigrants, Medicare, Medicaid
February 19, 2019 - 0 Comment
January 14, 2019 - 0 Comment
December 17, 2018 - 0 Comment
ACEP Now: Vol 38 – No 02 – February 2019
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With regard to state legislative activity regulating the opioid prescribing practices of emergency physicians, which of the following wouId you support? Check all that apply.
Polls results not statistically significant.
- Restrictions on duration (36%, 229 Votes)
- Restrictions of quantity (34%, 219 Votes)
- Mandatory checking of prescription drug monitoring systems for all opioid prescriptions from the ED (30%, 194 Votes)
Total Voters: 367