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Originally posted by Mak Manto
reply to post by Iseekthetruth!!!!!!!!
No, you're right. It doesn't matter if you have health care or not, but what you're referring to is an emergency.
If you have an emergency, your allowed the right to go into a hospital and be healed free of charge.
Though, as the one doctor put it in John Q, with Denzel Washington:
MAGUIRE: I'm telling you, it's not that far from the truth. The # happens all the time. Paramedics bring in some accident victim gasping for his last breath. Big boys in accounting find out they can't pay, they send them packing.
JULIE: Hospitals can't turn people away.
STEVE: Yeah. I thought there were laws about that.
MAGUIRE: There are laws. But there are also ways around the laws. All we have to do is stabilize them. After that, we're off the hook.
DR. TURNER: That's not how it works.
MAGUIRE: That's exactly how it works. Maybe not up there on the fifth floor, but down here, if you ain't got no money, you get a band-aid, a foot in the ass, and you're out the door.
And that is how it is. All they need to do is stop you from dying. But if you have cancer and are not able to afford health care, you're screwed.
Need a surgery? SCREWED.
It's messed up, man.