The New York Times (of course!) has a fascinating litta guy without Health Care who is being turned away from Emergency Rooms. Author’s Nicholas Kristof’s argument is that without Government Health Care, he has no hope, and asks “Are We Going to Let John Die?”
One glaring problem with this: it’s a damned dirty lie.
See, there’s this pesky federal law that states no person will be turned away from any Emergency room on basis of failure to pay. Nobody laves any Emergency Room in the United States unless (a) the person refuses treatment, or (b) has been medically stabilized for transfer to a more appropriate facility.
NOBODY leaves untreated. Period. Federal law. Get used to the concept.
And while Michelle Obama tried this concept at the University of Chicago, it’s still illegal. And if this Op-Ed writer at the NYT knows where this Emergency Room is, he’s aiding and abetting a federal felony by concealing their identity in his column.
Which I doubt — I think either he or the guy he interviewed just made that crap up. And as a Nurse who frequently works Emergency Room, I am insulted and deeply offended by this Liberal propagandist in Op-Ed clothing.
Put up or shut up, NYT. Reveal the name of the ER, or admit you made it up.
Lying sacks of crap.