heres the thing that noone thinks about
No matter how this works out, people with insurance who pay taxes were already paying for those people.
And here is why, when people who dont have insurance need treatment they go to the ER, and no matter what they have, even a splinter, they MUST be seen, by law! That takes up time, and resources, AND those people dont pay. So the hopstial has to charge more to everyone hoping they can make up some of that. And people with actual problems, have to sit there and wait while someone with a stuffy nose is being seen.
DH is the director of an ER in a small city, and at this time, he writes off over a million dollars in expenses in one MONTH!!!
Pysch patients often sit in the ER for 5-10 days, because they dont have insurance and the hospital doesnt have to admit them, but the ER cant turn them out until they are "stable" and since they have no insurance they cant afford their meds so they end up right back there.
OR they end up in jail, and we pay for them there.
Ever since the law was passed that all people must be seen and cannot be turned away from the ER we have been paying for people without insurance.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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