Discussion in 'Politics' started by courseofhistory, Sep 25, 2012.
Romney has said people who don't have health insurance get free health care! WRONG!
No one, but NO ONE is EVER turned away.... I know... I work in the healthcare industry.
We ALL have Healthcare here in America... YEP, even the illegals.
Make no mistake... Im not saying this is a good thing, but healthcare is not the problem.
How we pay for it, is another thing.
Frankly, if you are not a citizen and you can not pay for it... GO HOME!
(Not catastrophic stuff... Im not an animal)
Apparently, you didn't read anything he/she wrote. Go back and try again.
Yep I read it... and NOPE they don't pay for it.
My wife's sister who has not worked for quite some time has a degenerative heart condition. Her care is being fully funded by the State and Federal government.
She has NO insurance.
I had to go the ER a few years ago for an idiotic self inflicted injury. There were about 20 people in there. Save for myself and three others, I swear the rest were indigent.
Heck, there was a story in the paper here a few years ago about how the paramedic service was being abused. There are people who actually just needed a ride into the downtown area and would call for an ambulance by faking a heart problem or a fake asthma attack...Shit people would call an ambulance for a sore throat or panic attack.
Of course they don't pay the bill.
Do uninsured people get free medical care? You bet your ass they do.
And guess what? There is ZERO incentive for these people to buy Obama care. And they will never pay any fines because they have no money nor do they ever want to work so they could buy insurance or pay the fine.
ACA is just like any other government entitlement. Just another rape of the taxpayers.
It isn't free in the emergency room as Romney says, however. Also, if you have no insurance you can't get most prevatative health care. My graddaughter's parents can't afford health care insurance so when she needed shots for school (kindergarten), they had to use Ronald McDonald free vaccines and physical check up to get her in school. Her father had a gallbladder attack about a year ago and the emergency room visit (without insurance) was billed to them to the tune of $12,000+.
So it isn't what Mitt Romney says it is at all!
You still get billed. Whether or not you pay it is another matter. It is NOT free as Romney says. If you don't pay and you haven't given a false name, etc. then it will go on either your criminal record (if you did) or on your credit which will ruin your life in other ways by not being able to qualify for loans, home purchases, credit cards, often these days even renting an apartment. There is nothing free about it. You pay one way or the other. If you don't care about your credit, then I suppose it is free in that way.
Maybe they don't pay but they get billed and it goes on their credit record, damaging their credit. One way or the other they "pay".
Really my beef is not with them... I am more or less ranting on illelgals that use our delivery rooms as personal nurseries and our ER's for routine healthcare and oue ambulances as taxis.
Sorry if I came across like that.
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