Originally Posted by Pawnmower
It is not a myth, if you understood the facts correctly , which you do not.
I have read studies that suggest an 18-20 BILLION dollar savings....
Adults without medical insurance are much more likely to go to the ER, according to the CDC.
If you start looking at why, it becomes really clear.....it is mostly becuase they have no other alternative and it won't cost them any cash out of pocket immediately (if ever).
To try and say there is no problem with uninsured people going to the ER for things they would normally be able to see a doctor about is just plain dishonest..
And again you are just plain WRONG. I have provided links to the FACTS. I have read your CDC report and it does nothing to prop up your argument. It's sad that you are so blind on this issue that you can't see this. The myth you are propagating has been debunked time and time again.
Let's dumb it down yet again...
Do you agree that less than 20% of ER visits are by the uninsured?
Do you also agree that ER abuse (using the ER as a local doctor's office and going multiple times) is mostly a function of those on Medicaid?
Can we at least get agreement on these two FACTS?
EDIT: HAHAHA I see you edited your post to include the HHS doc which supports MY POINT.