s skippy the bush kangaroo: if you can get to an emergency room

skippy the bush kangaroo



Thursday, August 28, 2008

if you can get to an emergency room

according to mccain's healthcare advisor, that mean's you're insured.
...california still has the highest number – not percentage – of uninsured residents at 6.7 million, compared with 5.7 million texans. the texas number is up from 5.5 million in 2006.

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but the numbers are misleading, said john goodman, president of the national center for policy analysis, a right-leaning dallas-based think tank. mr. goodman, who helped craft sen. john mccain's health care policy, said anyone with access to an emergency room effectively has insurance...

"so i have a solution. and it will cost not one thin dime," mr. goodman said. "the next president of the united states should sign an executive order requiring the census bureau to cease and desist from describing any american – even illegal aliens – as uninsured... - dallas morning news
just because you don't call it "uninsured" doesn't make it so. and, the uninsured make healthcare more expensive for everyone.

..when a hospital treats a person in an emergency room or performs surgery on someone who can't pay their bill, harbage said, "the hospital, like any other business, is going to try to recoup its cost by charging other people more."

california already has 6.5 million uninsured people. the proposed budget would add another 1 million people, the largest health care rollback in state history, according to an earlier study by health access california. - sacbee

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