Discuss the increasing numbers of under insured and uninsured US citizens and the impact they present to the nation’s emergency rooms.

The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.

For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by Saturday, August 12, 2017.

To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use outside sources. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Complete your participation for this assignment by Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research the emergency services. Based on your research and understanding, respond to the following:

  • Discuss the increasing numbers of under insured and uninsured US citizens and the impact they present to the nation’s emergency rooms.
  • Include statistics that are no more than twenty-four months old, review the number of Emergency Rooms (ERs) that have closed, the number of ERs that are in financial trouble, and discuss in detail what the term ERs are the new Primary Care Doctor actually means.
  • Introduce relevant federal and state regulations impacting the ERs that treat patients.
  • Give your projection on the future of the nation’s ERs supported with reference. References must include the federal register, and peer reviewed journals.