The number of uninsured Americans has dropped to a historic 9.1 percent since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act six years ago. Yet the law’s initial technical missteps, continuing red tape and opposing provisions continue to undermine the Act.
When Nancy Lonhart arrives at her office in Encina Commons she is ready to “hit the ground running” while maintaining a patient and understanding demeanor with everyone – faculty, researchers, fellows, students, staff, visiting VIPs, the janitor and the UPS delivery person.
Triage nurses typically assign patients to emergency room doctors who are on call or working a shift. But what if the doctors themselves determine whom among them is better suited to take on the next patient?