posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 12:41 PM
While the facts in his statements are true, the problem is not solved. The facts are actually responsible for an even larger problem. As these
emergency rooms are used for non emergency visits, they fill up quickly leading to extremely long waits. In a personal experience I waited six and a
half hours to have my son's arm x-rayed after a pretty serious fall.
This also leads to large numbers of contagious people sitting in a crowded room with others that are not. The waiting room becomes a petri dish for
everything from the common cold to heptitis, exposing not only other patients, but those family members there with them.
If the hospitals use their power to deny medical service to non-emergency patients, as they should, then where do these people go to find out why
their fever won't go away or why their children feel so bad? They will go nowhere, because without insurance or an insane amount of money put aside,
there is no way to afford the minimal medical care needed for a family. Instead they will go without seeing a doctor, leading to even more unnoticed
waves of illnesses left unchecked.