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ACEP Raises Alarm over Emergency Department Closures
Date:2/23/2010

Nation's Emergency Physicians Laud President Obama's Efforts to Revive Health Care Reform, but Urge the President and Congress to Address the Critical Problems facing Emergency Patients

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As members of Congress and President Obama meet this week about health care reform, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today raised alarm over the recent closure of an emergency department in Cincinnati and reports of more ERs on the brink of closure in New York and Washington, D.C.  

Saying these closures are especially troubling because health care reform has stalled and President Obama's new proposal does not address any of the critical problems facing emergency patients, Dr. Angela Gardner, president of ACEP, urged national policymakers to recognize the need to preserve America's emergency departments, which care for people when seconds count.  She issued the following statement:<
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