posted on Mar, 21 2010 @ 05:22 PM
reply to post by Ionized
The Emergency Rooms at hospitals are where you go when it is an emergency and you need care no matter what the situation is (no money, from out of
town, no family or friends, your dying, etc..). Usually for people who are unconscious, seriously injured and dying, or in need of immediate
By law, hospitals can not turn you down, they have to care for you, because if you die the hospital can be blamed for it....
The problem is, people take advantage of it.. mainly illegal immigrants do. They will come here undocumented, get into some car accident, get rushed
to a hospital, get free care, and when the bill comes around they skip town. Since they are undocumented, well, we can't find them and make them
That is when doctors and hospitals raise their prices to cover their loses. That is when health insurance prices skyrocket because of the doctors and
hospital prices... This causes millions of people to not be able to afford health insurance, and it causes millions of more people to go bankrupt
because they can't pay such high prices when they are forced to go to the hospital for some unexpected emergency.
So, basically, right now, we are paying for freeloaders. That is causing health care and insurance to be incredibly expensive, and causing problems
Healthcare reform is an attempt to fix these age old problems.... anyone against healthcare reform is just scared and misinformed.
[edit on 21-3-2010 by ALLis0NE]