Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
You can walk into any ER in the state of California - legal or illegal - and they cannot refuse service, whether it's a broken bone or a heart transplant.
I know that.
Who do you think pays for those services when people are uninsured?
I would assume it gets passed on to those who do pay even if in inflated rates for a box a kleenex in their hospital room. That doesn't mean an ER still doesn't send the bills to some who use the ER and use a collection service on them if they don't pay. They still do that from my experience.
Like I said, THAT shouldn't be either. And THAT is also due to a govt mandate. Mandates drive up costs. That shouldn't be either.
Obamacare is not going to end a lot of people using an ER because there's not enough doctor's to supply the increased demand curve from it.
They will be going to ERs still. You can't increase demand without increasing supply.