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HEALTH CARE: Uninsured freeloaders option specious

Letter by William E. Vaughn, Yelm on March 28, 2012 at 1:03 pm with 6 Comments »
March 28, 2012 1:03 pm

Re: “Uninsured freeloaders’ option: Stay out of the ER” (editorial, 3-27).

While the editorial addressing freeloaders using the emergency room at everyone else’s expense may appear correct, it is not. The new health care law will have no effect on uninsured people using the ER.

Your theory is that we all will have insurance in place to take care of ER costs. Obamacare dictates that if you don’t have insurance, you have to pay a fine of $750. Paying this fine doesn’t give you health insurance coverage however. If you use the ER, you will be sent a bill. That is just what the ER does now.

Most people using the ER and not paying are not those who can afford insurance, for the most part. What is driving hospitals in California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico bankrupt are illegal aliens with no money. As federal law already demands, ERs must provide medical care regardless of one’s ability to pay.

If a person already can’t pay for insurance, how is this new law going to help? Also, even if one decides not to buy insurance and pays the fine (no choice here, Obamacare gives the government unfettered access to your bank account), again nothing’s different. This person will just not pay the bill as happens now.
ER costs still will be largely uncovered.

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  1. Even after all this time the right STILL puts out this mis-information and out right lies and there are those that swallow it and spew it back out.
    Amazing.

  2. “Obamacare gives the government unfettered access to your bank account”

    “Most people using the ER and not paying are not those who can afford insurance”

    “What is driving hospitals in California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico bankrupt are illegal aliens with no money.”

    Out right lies, all of them.

  3. old_benjamin says:

    Yeah, send them a bill. Then send the rascals responsible for the financial meltdown of 2008 a bill too. Good luck with that.

  4. averageJoseph says:

    The selective “freeloader” outrage would be confusing had it not been a creation of the left. A large part of their voter base are freeloaders.

  5. menopaws says:

    Well, there will be a much smaller number of people accessing the ER if people can obtain affordable insurance………Simple stuff—increase the size of the insurance pool, rates go down……..As far as access to our banking accounts—is this letter writer getting his meds checked?

  6. “The selective “freeloader” outrage would be confusing had it not been a creation of the left. A large part of their voter base are freeloader”

    And the lies just keep coming.

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