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October 20, 2014, 12:55 pm
970 WMAY News

Head Of State Medical Society Sees Obamacare As Both Opportunity And Challenge

The head of the Illinois State Medical Society says Obamacare is a good idea in principle, but he is concerned about some of the unintended consequences. 


Dr. Eldon Trame chairs the group that represents the interests of Illinois doctors.  He says it’s much better to have more people with insurance than to have them relying on emergency rooms for medical care. 


But Trame says there may not be enough general practitioners to see all of those insured people on a timely basis, at least at first.  The group is also concerned about timely payments from the state for patients under the newly-expanded Medicaid program.


Trame appeared Wednesday on the 970 WMAY News Feed.

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