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    Re: Should hospitals be forced to give emergency care to the poor?

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Most do this voluntarily - you might want to research first prior to posting.
    "The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)[1] is an act of the United States Congress, passed in 1986 as part of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). It requires hospitals that accept payments from Medicare to provide emergency health care treatment to anyone needing it regardless of citizenship, legal status, or ability to pay. There are no reimbursement provisions. Participating hospitals may not transfer or discharge patients needing emergency treatment except with the informed consent or stabilization of the patient or when their condition requires transfer to a hospital better equipped to administer the treatment.[1]

    EMTALA applies to "participating hospitals." The statute defines "participating hospitals" as those that accept payment from the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under the Medicare program.[2] "Because there are very few hospitals that do not accept Medicare, the law applies to nearly all hospitals.[3]....."

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    Re: Should hospitals be forced to give emergency care to the poor?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Well now, hasn't it been your position we are not a Christian nation and that we should be fully secular? So, obviously appealing to an argument you rail against consistently isn't going to work. Under the current system we do not have the means. Unfortunately no one seems to have the means to do true universal healthcare (remember, you teeth are a part of your health profile).

    Until we have a universal health care system and have figured out how to supply and pay for that, the current system works fine.
    I was poking fun a bit. But our current system is rather broken, actually. America pays more for and has less access to healthcare than any other advanced country. So there's lots of room for improvement.
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    Re: Should hospitals be forced to give emergency care to the poor?

    Providing health care to indigents via the emergency room is one of the most inefficient and expensive ways to provide care, especially because people tend to wait until their condition is severe before seeking treatment. That is why a properly designed universal health care system should save money in the long run.

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    Re: Should hospitals be forced to give emergency care to the poor?

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    1....government is not here to take care of people, its here to secure rights of people....
    We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare,and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

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    Re: Should hospitals be forced to give emergency care to the poor?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    ....It blows my mind that so called fiscal conservatives would advocate for a system that costs MORE.
    Some people value their interpretation of the Constitution more than they value the lives of others, especially if those others are poor or immigrants.

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    Re: Should hospitals be forced to give emergency care to the poor?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel: Do you think the poor have a right to life, and therefore emergency medical care?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    One has nothing to do with the other.
    Really? Please explain.

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    Re: Should hospitals be forced to give emergency care to the poor?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Do you think the poor have a right to life, and therefore emergency medical care?
    If a regular citizen can be charged for neglecting a human in distress then why not a hospital?
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    Re: Should hospitals be forced to give emergency care to the poor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Apparently, don't understand what the right to life means.
    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    OK, what is it that I don't understand?
    It means your life is important to many conservatives until you are born. Then you're on your own.
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    Re: Should hospitals be forced to give emergency care to the poor?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Do you think the poor have a right to life, and therefore emergency medical care?
    Every human being has the right to life.

    No one has a right to healthcare services.

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    Re: Should hospitals be forced to give emergency care to the poor?

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    you are saying if the government instituted a new program, it going to cost government less money then government is currently spending right now?
    France spends 50% less than USA per capita when it comes to health care.
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