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  •  Nice job! (5+ / 0-)

    I really like the way you patiently explained facts to this voter.

    However, I have to correct you on the assertion that emergency room care is free to the uninsured who use them for primary care. It is not free. Please don't tell anyone again that it is. That's a misconception that the right wing keeps using and we can't reinforce that. If you go into the ER, the law says they have to treat you, but you'll still get an enormous bill at the end. If you can't pay, bill collectors will hound you. The uninsured go into a lot of debt from medical crises. It's only after all avenues to collect are exhausted that the rest of society picks up the tab for any uncompensated care.

    "Behind every great fortune is a great crime." - Honore de Balzac

    by mooremusings on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 11:31:35 PM PDT

    •  Yes (0+ / 0-)
      However, I have to correct you on the assertion that emergency room care is free to the uninsured who use them for primary care. It is not free. Please don't tell anyone again that it is. That's a misconception that the right wing keeps using and we can't reinforce that.
      As progressives, we say that we know free care is a lie but then we repeat it.

      We have to stop agreeing with the right-wing meme that people like me are getting a free ride and taxpayers are paying my medical bills.

      Apart from that issue, great job, randomfacts!

      Re-elect Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI). Screw Pete Hoekstra.

      by BitterEnvy on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 08:05:58 AM PDT

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