posted on Jan, 2 2014 @ 11:00 PM
Wow, if these people really did sign up, they'd be reimbursed, and hospitals can't "turn people away":
Hospital staff in Northern Virginia are turning away sick people on a frigid Thursday morning because they can't determine whether their Obamacare
insurance plans are in effect.
Yep, they might get a huge bill, but they can do what any of us with insurance claims do -- submit it to their insurance company.
My understanding, is that only public or 'general' hospitals HAVE to treat people. There are many hospitals that can turn away anyone who doesn't
have insurance, or can't pay up front. Happens all the time.
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ETA: Here is an article explaining. Privately owned, (for profit) hospitals can turn you away. Only in a true emergency, does EMTALA count.
Certain emergency conditions fall under this act.
SO...the person that might be having a heart attack; yes. They would have to TREAT them, but they can bill them whatever they want, and the person
can choose to leave against medical advice. The kid with an ear ache? Bye-bye
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