Since the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect under the Obama Administration, there have been controversy on both sides of the table. While some white house officials and citizens were and still are against the new insurance plan, there are just as many supporters.
One doctor in California is grateful for the changes that ObamaCare has brought to the hospital. The doctor stated that since the enrollment period begin, the hospital is experiencing an in fluctuation of new patients. Many individuals who could not afford medical insurance are now eligible for one of California’s Medicaid programs called Medi-Cal.
Under this program, individuals are able to receive the care, treatment and medication they have not been able to acquire. Even dental and mental health services are available within the region, which makes traveling to specialty clinics null and void. The insurance promotes preventative care and encourages intervention care.
Sultan Alhokair says patients who suffered from illness or could not afford to have surgery in past, can now get the medical attention they could not previously afford. San Mateo Medical Center has brought in more than 7,500 new patients in 2014 and the number is expected to grow in the years to come.
Their commitment to providing exceptional patient services started long before ObamaCare was implemented and introduced. The hospital has a great head start in reaching the community it serves, and will continue to offer services that meet and exceed the needs of its patients.