[W]hat percentage of the American people who took their son or daughter to an emergency room and that child was turned away because the parent didn't have insurance — do you think there's a large percentage of the American population who would stand for the death of that child — if they had an allergic reaction and a simple shot would have saved the child?
I'm really curious as to how often this -- refusing to treat a sick child -- happens.
I've taken sick children to doctors and hospitals, without insurance. They've always been treated. I paid monthly payments until the bill was taken care of. Sometimes doctors gave me a break on their fees. It's called charity. The hospital social worker had forms for emergency Medicaid. (I didn't qualify - I made $5.00 too much per month.)
Have you ever been uninsured, and taken a sick child to the ER, and had treatment refused?