While a recent survey of 30 metropolitan areas showed a 30% increase from 2014 to 2017 in the average wait time for a new patient to be seen by a doctor, NCCI research for workers comp injuries across 41 jurisdictions tells a different story. Considering these findings and the increases in the number of people with health insurance, this study seeks to answer the question:
Did the Affordable Care Act (ACA) stress the healthcare delivery system and make it more difficult for workers compensation claimants to get medical care?
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