This article was published in the Lenoir News-Topic.
Emergency rooms were never meant to be the main place people go for health care.
But for uninsured adults who don’t qualify for Medicare or Medicaid, ER visits can seem like the only option.
About 22 percent of the adult population in Caldwell County is uninsured, compared to 15.7 percent of the population nationally. That means more than 11,000 Caldwell adults are uninsured. Continue reading