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Cost of high deductibles drives up emergency visits


Kim Saenz, the director of the Hunt Regional Healthcare Emergency Center in Commerce, discusses reports that emergency room visits are increasing across the country because high insurance deductibles prevent people from seeing primary-care physicians.  Another factor, she says, is the rising cost of medication.

John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.
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