- Capitalism and Alternatives -
in the usa it's illegal for a hospital to turn anyone away if they need medical attention.
In Reply to: Capitalism and Medicine posted by R Rockliff on September 09, 1999 at 00:45:39:
Uhh, excuse me Doc, but here in the usa it's illegal for a hospital to turn anyone away if they need medical attention. There are many many poor people in Oakland who have had their lives saved from gunshot, overdose knifings you name it at Highland Hospital gratis the tax-payer. I pay premiums for Kaiser and I can guarantee you that surgery for one gunshot costs more then two years of resources spent on the care that I receive. In other words, there is not necessarily the direct correlation between health care received and wealth accumulated that you assert.