I don't know about other states but here in the Columbus area there is a network of free clinics. I believe Ohio State University participates as well. I know doctors, dentists and nurses that dedicate hours each month to these facilities. Most hospitals I know accept Medicaid as payment. So what is the beef?
if the hospital has even 1 doctor who has sworn to the hippocratic oath, obviously it should.
If someone shows up at an ER without federally mandated coverage, garner their wages and tax refunds until the debt is paid in full. In fact, anybody who doesn't have coverage on their own is given the lowest premium coverage automatically and the costs are deducted from their pay. If an illegal aliens shows up, they get deported after they're well again, banned from entering the country until their debt is paid and if not paid within 10 years, that amount to deducted from whatever their country would have otherwise revived in foreign-aid paid instead to the hospital where their citizen was treated.
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011
Love them "not for profit" tax breaks, hate treating patients that they can't profit off of.
Are hospitals passing off their low-profit patients?
Stroger pays for transfers from nonprofit hospitals getting tax breaks
Indigent and under-uninsured patients are turning to Cook County's Stroger Hospital after not getting fully treated at nonprofit hospitals, swamping the cash-strapped public facility while fueling the county's sky-high sales tax, a Tribune investigation found.
Some of these patients arrive at Stroger's emergency room bearing discharge slips, prescriptions, even Yahoo and Google maps from nonprofits hospitals, according to documents obtained by the Tribune.
"Go to Cook County Hospitals immediately," says a discharge slip for a man with a broken jaw.
"Go to Cook County ER to be evaluated for admission," reads a discharge slip for a man with a tumor.
"Follow up at Cook County Hospital for uterine tumor surgery," says another discharge slip brought into Stroger, which still is referred to by many as the county hospital.
Nonprofit hospitals, meanwhile, reap millions of dollars in property and sales tax breaks from the county, based largely on the promise that they'll help the uninsured.....
Read more here: Are hospitals passing off their low-profit patients? - tribunedigital-chicagotribune
Last edited by Utility Man; 03-17-15 at 07:48 PM.