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In Praise of Discrimination

Carole57 Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 7:19 AM
Analogies do NOT "suck." You just don't get it! Just because a person is not "covered," that does NOT mean he will not get medical care and will be "left to die!" Hospitals can not turn a person away because he does not have insurance. The analogy is...does your car insurance cover your windshield wipers? Your tires? Day to day maintenance? NO!!! So why should health insurance? Wise up whargarblgobbler!
hiimterry Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 8:57 AM
Just to clarify, hospitals can turn people away if they are deemed non-emergency. My wife has worked in an emergency room for the past 9 years. Lots of people come in for ridiculous non-emergency reasons and the hospital recently changed policy so that those people can be turned away and told to make an appointment with their primary care physician. Of course, the majority of people who come in for frivolous reasons are on some kind of public "assistance", but that's a separate argument.

I'm scared.

I fear that even if the Supreme Court overrules most of Obamacare (or did already, by the time you read this), Republicans will join Democrats in restoring "good" parts of the law, like the requirement that insurance companies cover kids up to age 26 and every American with a pre-existing condition.

Those parts of Obamacare are popular. People like getting what they think is free stuff. But requiring coverage to age 26 makes policies cost more.

Even Bill O'Reilly lectures me that government should ban discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions. Most Americans agree with him. Who likes...