Ensuring Patients Have Access to Emergency Care

Emergency physicians regularly engage with members of Congress to help improve your access to emergency care. By oath and by law, emergency physicians care for anyone, anytime. Federal laws should preserve or enhance the promise that emergency physicians make to every patient.

Emergency physicians stand with those who reject policies that could limit who receives emergency medical attention. Misguided policies put patient safety at risk and undermine EMTALA, the rule that ensures anyone who comes to an emergency department will be treated or stabilized. These principles must apply to everyone in this country.

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