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

    Maybe but not unless the care providers are compensated (in full) by the government. People need food, clothing and shelter daily yet few would suggest that payment should simply be forgiven for "the poor" and eaten by the providers of those goods/services.
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    Re: Should hospitals be forced to give emergency care to the poor?

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    They already do this, so your point is moot.
    Your point is stupid.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    They did not have to provide care beyond stabilizing a patient and transferring them to somewhere that would treat them if they would not and the federal government used to give hospitals a subsidy in exchange for that which was eliminated by the PPACA as part of its funding mechanism. The money was reallocated to cover costs of insurances.
    As long as they don't die, I figure that as taking care. Sure they deserve more than that, but business has to profit.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    If they can afford it. If not, it should be the hospital's call. This should be the same for every case, if they can't afford hilariously expensive treatment to stay alive they shouldn't get it.
    Doesn't the government have the responsibility to protect the lives of its citizens? As such, forcing hospitals to give emergency care to the poor does not seem to be unreasonable.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Your point is stupid.
    Not when compared to the OP.
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    Re: Should hospitals be forced to give emergency care to the poor?

    Should hospitals be forced to give emergency care to the poor?
    yes. we're lucky to live in a first world society, and not letting people die in the streets is one of the perks.

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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?
    The answer to your poll question is obviously 'no.' And your post just represents bogus package dealing. Yes, the poor have a right to life, but medical care does not exist in nature nor grow on trees. It has to be provided by other humans. This may surprise you, but no one has a 'right' to another mans labor.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Fascinating. So you oppose universal healthcare, then when someone who can't afford the "hilariously expensive" treatment, you tell them they can just die, be it man, woman, or child. Your lack of empathy for your fellow human beings is absolutely mind-blowing.

    "Oh, you've got a gunshot wound and we could easily help you? Sorry, you better bleed out on the ground bitch because you don't have the cash."
    Non of your examples were applicable in the USA prior to universal health care which proves its not necessary to achieve the OP's apparent goal. It was and is however a great argument that suggests a need that does not exist.
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    Re: Should hospitals be forced to give emergency care to the poor?

    Quote Originally Posted by chad1389 View Post
    As long as they don't die, I figure that as taking care. Sure they deserve more than that, but business has to profit.
    It probably depends on where you live. My city has 1 hospital. Some cities have a lot more. In my city they either have to treat you (which they generally do if you are uninsured if they have the staff on hand) or wait until they can find another one to take you. If you are in a major trauma beyond their capabilities, they will stabilize and airlift, but they do not do that for stuff they could treat themselves.

    I see both sides. I think they have a moral obligation to treat people if they can, but whether or not I think that should be written into stone, I am not sure on.
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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?
    Any hospital that rejects them should have a bus that delivers that ill person to the spectator Halls of Congress. Put those germs wher they can do the most good, don't ya' know?

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