Sterling Ambivalence (sterlingnorth) wrote,
Sterling Ambivalence


Tuesday, July 10th, 2007 George W. Bush said this:

The immediate goal is to make sure there are more people on private insurance plans. I mean, people have access to health care in America. After all, you just go to an emergency room.

On May 8th, a woman died in an emergency room because no one would treat her. It was covered on the news for weeks. Yes, MLK Jr-Harbor Hospital was a particularly egregious case, but emergency rooms are overcrowded and understaffed everywhere in this country, and this is because our health care system is fundamentally-broken, and as Mark Evanier notes (whom post on this led me to look for the recent Harbor Hospital case), the fact that you can't turn people away from medical care is one of the types of laws people fighting against "socialized-medicine" are fighting against.
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