I have a question. It seems to me that a large percentage of health care costs occur from people without healthcare. Often they have emergency procedures done and do not have the capital to repay the hospital. I personally know of 2 people with +$40,000 medical bills of which the majority of the monetary demands were dropped because both were broke minimum wage earning young adults. Currently, there is strong opposition to the Obamacare act that forces everyone to purchase healthcare. Well if this is unconstitutional, why isnt the (EMTALA) as well? This act forces the hospitals to give care to non paying people. These costs are then transferred to the costs of other patients, which in effect subsidizing the poor. Would it really be political suicide to repeal this law? Has a health provider challenged this law in court yet?
Any help will be apprecited.
I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.