Posted: 6:48 p.m. MST
In only three months, almost 2,200 more people will now have access to health insurance in the Yuma area. That's thanks to enrollment fairs people of Yuma Regional Medical Center have hosted.
"We've been trying to really support the community in just getting people insured," says Justin Farren.
Monday at midnight is the delaine to enroll in the health insurance exchange, better known as Obamacare.
"It’s the last opportunity for people to enroll until next November," said Farren.
In a hospital with only 406 beds, a sudden influx of patients with health insurance could cause quite a headache. Farren predicts the hospital will see the opposite effect.
" If people are able to get care through a primary care,” explained Farren, “it may provide a decrease in emergency visits that we see in the hospital."