Due To Health Cuts, Miscarriage No Longer Considered An ‘Emergency’ For Medicaid Patients In Washington State | RH Reality Check reports on the very real consequences of Medicaid cuts in the states. In an effort to curb the cost of hospital visits by Medicaid patients, the Health Care Authority (HCA) in Washington state is cutting back on the number of “non-emergency” visits patients are allowed each year. One of those “non-emergency” conditions is miscarrying a pregnancy. Miscarriage can result in major bleeding and serious medical complications, but as RH Reality Check puts it, “apparently bleeding out when you are losing a pregnancy and not sure if the baby is out or not isn’t worth a visit to the E.R. anymore.” This is an ironic consequence of the right’s crusade against Medicaid considering that they tout themselves as the “pro-life” party. Pregnant women are apparently expected to make appointments in advance if they plan on miscarrying.