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Sep 22, 2011, 4:06 AM

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Re: [DougMartin] Tea Party accidentally reveals their true nature...
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DougMartin wrote:
Last point on you question of a large medical bill and dying, our government in one of it's actual good decisions made a law that Requires medical personnel and hospitals to provide medical care to those in need regardless of their ability to pay for it. So you just go to the hospital they won't let you die!

Hmmm... So, do you think treating people who have not been able to get preventative care when a disease was manageable, and let it get to the point that it is life threatening makes good fiscal sense?

Example:
Someone has diabetes, which is easily manageable with insulin and diet... However, one cannot afford to go to a doctor to get examined, prescribed insulin, and counciled on diet... Therefore, they are going blind, and have ulcers in their feet, now requiring emergent care to amputate their feet, and treat what is now "life threatening" stuff. Not to mention that now they will likely be on disability, and unable toi work, being a further drain on the system.

So, in this example, what do you think is cheaper: Paying for preventative care, or requiring hospitals to not turn them away once it is life threatening?


In other words, what you seem to be OK with is... Pay for "emergency room stuff", even when it could have been taken care of long before with "preventative medicine" that would have been MUCH cheaper, and with a much higher success rate.


(This post was edited by rrrADAM on Sep 22, 2011, 9:14 AM)



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