Except the bulk of those using emergency rooms are illegal immigrants.
You might want to do at least a little fact checking before spouting off.
Because hospitals are required by law to admit people that visit their emergency wards. This is common knowledge that doesn't require fact checking. Estimates say there are 10M illegals... all of them visiting ERs. Like I said "bulk".
But this is off-topic...
I would like to point out something that makes me fearful.
From "What the Pelosi Health-Care Bill Really Says" (more conservative leaning)
On Nov. 2, the Congressional Budget Office estimated what the plans will likely cost. An individual earning $44,000 before taxes who purchases his own insurance will have to pay a $5,300 premium and an estimated $2,000 in out-of-pocket expenses, for a total of $7,300 a year, which is 17% of his pre-tax income. A family earning $102,100 a year before taxes will have to pay a $15,000 premium plus an estimated $5,300 out-of-pocket, for a $20,300 total, or 20% of its pre-tax income. Individuals and families earning less than these amounts will be eligible for subsidies paid directly to their insurer.
From "Some Vaguely Heretical Thoughts on Health-Care Reform" (more liberal leaning)
A lower-middle-class family of four earning, say, forty-five thousand dollars a year would be entitled to a subsidy of, say, seventy-five hundred dollars a year, to enable them to buy a basic health insurance plan that would cost them, say, eleven thousand dollars a year on the proposed Health Insurance Exchange, These estimates are based on a table on page 3 of the summary document I referred to earlier, which says that families that earn between two hundred and two hundred and fifty per cent of the federal poverty level would have to pay a maximum of eight per cent of their income in insurance premiums. Some poorer families that couldn’t afford to buy coverage even with the generous new tax breaks and subsidies would become eligible for an expanded Medicaid program. Individuals and families that failed to obtain coverage despite these inducements would be subject to a fine of seven hundred and fifty dollars for each uninsured adult.
(Thank you Bronco for that article link. It was very insightful.)
You have different people basically saying the same thing. Doesn't this at least alarm anyone? This comment was edited on Nov 10, 2009, 20:23.
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