Maryland’s hospital emergency rooms have the longest wait times in the country, according to a Dec. 21 investigation by Meredith Cohn in the Baltimore Banner. That’s a bad distinction for our state to have at any time, and especially when multiple winter viruses are slamming ERs nationwide. Cohn cites data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finding that Maryland’s average wait time has reached an astounding 228 minutes. Nearly four hours before you can get seen in the emergency room? Better hope it’s not an emergency!
Bad Policy Could Be Driving Maryland’s Emergency Room Wait Times
December 23, 2022