Teraca Price says she is expecting her sixth child. She is on Medicaid, does not have a regular doctor and says she uses the emergency room for basic medical services, such as her most recent pregnancy diagnosis.
Medicaid patients use the ER at nearly twice the rate as those on private insurance, according to the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.
Gov. Rick Snyder is pushing to expand Medicaid in Michigan. Doing so would fulfill a key component of Obamacare. The House passed a bill to expand Medicaid in Michigan, but the Senate so far has refused to do so.