Local doctor discusses Affordable Care Act

Jun 28, 2012

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.

"Individual mandate was really more of a benefit to the insurance companies then it is to the market," said Vazquez.