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Should Emergency Rooms turn away people who cannot pay?
If people can't pay, emergency rooms should be able to turn them away.
Emergency rooms are for emergencies. The are not healthcare clinics for people who are unable to pay for their healthcare.
Although it would be admirable, charity should not be required of the private sector.
The costs incurred by patients treated in the ER who can't pay get shifted to those who can. That's how you get a
$25 ER aspirin
Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act
(EMTALA) mandates that hospitals stabilize and treat everyone who enters their doors.
People would die in front of emergency rooms.
This would be immoral in every culture today.
Citizens pay taxes and the government uses it to support hospitals generously; this is the very least we can expect from them.
This is a severe contradiction to the
, much more than euthanasia.
Turning away people violates their human rights.
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