When Dr. Philip Glick gathers for early morning Grand Rounds Thursday, he will be engaging with UB medical students, residents, faculty and practicing physicians. But they won't be reviewing the particular ailments of a current patient, or the latest health science research. Instead, they will examine the Affordable Care Act.
Dr. Raul Vazquez is with the Urban Family Practice in Buffalo serving many of those who don't have healthcare, but instead are covered by Medicaid.
"Right now, these patients are getting care, but they are getting care in the emergency rooms," said Vazquez. "What the law stands to do is develop different models of care."
Dr. Vazquez says under the law, the state would establish a health care exchange that would provide citizens with a place to shop for a plan that fit their budget, providing relief for those who currently can not afford health insurance.