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Thread: Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act

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    Re: Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Keep pretending that you speak for the entire medical community. I'm starting to fall for it.
    Don't have to pretend, I happen to work with those folks every day. The ones who oversee admitting, policies and procedures. I know why they craft the policies the way they do and I know how they get their funding.

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    Re: Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act

    Is this a trick question?

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    Re: Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Don't have to pretend, I happen to work with those folks every day. The ones who oversee admitting, policies and procedures. I know why they craft the policies the way they do and I know how they get their funding.
    Yes, and I'm sure you're the only person in the nation who works with those folks every day even though we've had a nurse post in this thread about how the hospital she works at is separating out the non-emergency patients.
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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaeger19 View Post
    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Is this a trick question?
    No, it's not. It just could be worded a little better

    Basically, because of the law, a hospital *will* treat this person. They are required to do so. What I want to know is do you think this is right?
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    Re: Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Yes, and I'm sure you're the only person in the nation who works with those folks every day even though we've had a nurse post in this thread about how the hospital she works at is separating out the non-emergency patients.
    Wow, and she agrees with with what I've said here and disagrees with your unrealistic take on it. Go back and read the posts, this time for understanding not just for talking points. We do not disagree with one anohter in what we've said.

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    Re: Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Wow, and she agrees with with what I've said here and disagrees with your unrealistic take on it. Go back and read the posts, this time for understanding not just for talking points. We do not disagree with one anohter in what we've said.
    You're dreaming

    She has both agreed and disagreed with both of us, depending on the point being made at the time. Surprisingly, she has an opinion of her own.

    But as far as treating non-emergency cases to avoid lawsuits goes, she specifically said that where she works, they have drastically reduced the amount of non-emergency work they do without getting a payment in advance.

    In fact, here is what she said in response to your (unsubstantiated) claim concerning how hospitals are afraid to turn ER patients away of they're not having an emergency

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    In the hospital where I work, they have managed to cut a good bit of er abuse out, with a pretty stringent triage system. The patients are triaged, with a basic assessment and workup done, and if you don't meet emergency criteria, then you are referred to a case manager, who tells you that you must pay up front, or you won't be seen further. It seems to work fairly well from what I can tell.
    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaeger19 View Post
    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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