posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 01:33 PM
Originally posted by Ferris.Bueller.II
reply to post by dizzylizzy
Would I an English woman be treated in the US without proof of cover?
Yes. Go to an emergency room in the U.S. and you will be treated, whether you have insurance or not. How do you think the illegal immigrants get their
Being in the US, I have to add to this. Yes, you can go to any hospital and you will be given care enough to stabilize you. The law is very strict
on that matter. You may well not be in a state that you can effectively say get back home. But then that's not their problem. You are stable enough
to release. And if you are unlucky to have been taken to a "private" hospital, you can guaranty they will do as little as possible before booting
you out the door. Been there, done that.
Now for the shady side of the story. They have to help you, then they sell the debt off to a collection agency. They did at least get paid
something for it. Now you get the harassment from the leach. But you're still not in a state to do much about it.
To end it all, if they had of just taken care of the problem, I would have not been in and out of the hospitals so much. One simple medication
would have fixed it. I suffered for 5 years until an intern spotted the symptoms and posed the problem to the attending doctor.