Dr. Joshua Field (right) is medical director of the Adult Sickle Cell Clinic at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Kathryn Koch (left) is a nurse practitioner at the clinic. It has reduced inpatient admissions and ER visits by half.
Part One of a two-part series on quality improvements at Wisconsin hospitals.
The mandate that everyone has health insurance is the foundation of the Affordable Care Act. But a lesser-known provision of the law helps ensure that if people end up in the hospital, they'll get good care.
US Representative Greg Walden, Republican of Oregon and chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, speaks during a press conference about healthcare and the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, at the Republican National Committee in Washington, DC, January 28, 2014.
Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Dr. Chukuka Enwemeka.
The rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been beset by difficulties at a number of levels, from the website troubles as health exchanges were launched last year, to the news yesterday that only about half of uninsured adults (approximately 4.5 million adults, the population of Spain) have even investigated getting insurance through health exchanges.