mach0017 Wrote:
Jul 10, 2012 4:18 PM
You should know the difference between Romneycare and Obamacare; wikipedia has a thorough description. In reading that I discovered the cause of the horrendous rise in healthcare costs: the 1986 emergency medical treatment act ( EMTALA) requires hospitals and ambulance services to provide care to anyone needing emergency treatment regardless of citizenship, legal status or ability to pay. That act did not provide for funding, so medical facilities had no option but to raise prices to cover the costs of those who had no money or insurance. The expected outcome of government healthcare would be lowering of healthcare costs, but you know that won't happen.