Can you show that the hospital could reasonably have known that he could pay, did not make an honest effort to make that determination, or was negligent on making that determination?
In any and every other aspect of life, even those that deal with the necessities of life, if you cannot pay, or cannot show that you are good for the bill, you are denied goods and services. No reason health care should be any different.A hospital is not a bank. Very often, they don't have access to any/much information about the patient when they have to make that decision. Do you really want hospitals to start refusing emergency care to anyone who doesn't have an insurance card in their pocket at the time of their emergency?
If that's the best response you can muster, I'll take that as your concession of the point.This system is ridiculous and impractical, and the fact that you are even suggesting it means that you have your head in the clouds and don't want to deal with the real world.