Originally posted by suspense101
reply to post by Malynn
While were at it if they wont give us healthcare oh well. I say we only go to the emergency room from now on. They aren't allowed by law to require
ID so why not just make up a name get treated get a few sample meds and bounce. Even if you do go to the ER legit they cant require pay up front.
Yeah it'll stay on your credit rating for a few years but with the economy now i dont care if you got a 800 your not getting a good interest rate on
You are correct, they cannot refuse to SEE you, however, something very interesting happened to my sister two days ago. And maybe this is a good
opportunity to spread this information.
She lives in a small city, with a hospital well-known for decades as being very good to the people. This was not the case the other day.
She has been ill for 3 months with respiratory infection. So far, on two different antibiotics and nothing seems to be helping her. Her fever spiked
again the other morning, and so she went to the ER since the "free clinic" told her to go there.
They definitely checked her in, however, the doctor argued and told her that she was "getting better", despite the fever, and to wait this out
another week. Another week? With a 102 + fever?
My sister walked out of the ER without treatment. This doctor refused to perform tests, and refused to give her any type of medication that would help
with the infection. He continued on claiming she was "getting better". Then shifted the story to her having a "virus" and recommended rest and
Her husband begged this doctor to help her.... but he would not.
They walked out, after being refused, and he drove almost 200 miles to another hospital to find out she had pneumonia.
Now will they be able to sue this doctor? Nope. He stated that she was getting better, and had a virus. After looking over the paperwork she signed at
the ER, in small print was a note that the doctors were independent of the hospital, and that they were not responsible for whatever treatment the
doctor gives to the patient. Interesting...
I just wanted to comment that.... all hospitals must legally SEE you, but whether or not they want to TREAT you is a different thing.
And it's starting to happen to other people in the area because the hospital is getting #$#@ off that so many people have no health care, and they in
turn are punishing those without insurance that come to the ER by telling them they can't do anything for them....or that they are getting better.
They have employed a technique that makes the message strong and clear that, if you come without insurance of any type, you're not getting helped
here. The "free" clinic is so bogged down, they have not been answering their phones. You are directed to a voice mail and you must wait for the
nurse to contact you, OR, they simply tell you "go to the ER".
So please, do not count on the hospitals promise to treat you. I think things are turning scary all over.