Originally Posted by BigRedChief
I worked in a level 1 trauma ER for 5 years. I would guessestimate that maybe 10% had insurance. And that was real expensive bills being racked up. Who paid the bill for the 90% that leeched off the system? We all know the answer......the taxpayer.
Either you were in the most unique one-off ER in the USA or your guestimate is way way way off. The ACTUAL numbers show that far and away most emergency room visitors have insurance. Flip your numbers because REALITY is that the uninsured account for less then 20% of ER visits. The largest group represented in ERs? Those with Medicaid (or qualify for it and are too dumb to know).