“According to Harvard, 44,000 Americans with treatable problems (disease or accident) die because they do not have access to adequate healthcare. So I guess that ‘free’ emergency room treatment isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.”The point there is that the ER is fine for acute problems, but mostly worthless for chronic ones.Sure, they’ll give you bypass surgery for the heart attack, but they won’t pay for your blood pressure, cholesterol, and anti-clotting medications. They’ll amputate the foot with gangrene, but they won’t pay for your lifetime of insulin-dependent diabetes. Etc.etc.
Apr 11, 2017