In any civilized country, any person, young or old, guilty or innocent, in need of emergency treatment to stay alive, or to treat severe pain, would get all the care that they need.
This is normal humanity. Money is a secondary consideration that can be sorted out later – anywhere else that is.
People living in the USA do not have an exemption from being part of the human race and acting accordingly.
Yes, medical care is expensive here, and the financial burden for treating these people would fall on ordinary tax payers who don’t deserve to have to pay it. But that is the system that we have, and this is all part of the considerations that created it.
Too bad! It is money well spent.
Emergency care patients are not abusing our system. People do not get in that condition by choice.
If changes to our system are needed, then they should not be about excluding categories of people, but about funding it more equitably.
Emergency care patients are not abusing our system.
Volunteer on an ambulance in a metropolitan area for a year … I can almost guarantee you’ll take that statement back well before that year is up. My wife used to talk like that before she became an EMT. In less than a year of doing EMS in New Jersey – she was all for the deportation and denial of care for illegals – and she’s one of the most empathizing EMTs for patient care I know (often made fun of by the more “grizzled” EMTs for still caring about the patient’s comfort, etc.)!
From a humanity point of view – sure, I agree with you and I get the not excluding categories … but can you really justify that altruistic humanity and your tax dollars should pay all expenses for:
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