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  •  It's not illegal in every state (3+ / 0-)
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    doinaheckuvanutjob, susanala, viral

    After Michael Moore's film "SiCKO" came out, I asked the N.C. insurance commissioner's office about the practice of patient dumping. They researched the issue and found there are no laws on the books here in North Carolina that prohibit care facilities from sending patients to other locations if the patients cannot afford in-patient care at that facility. Certainly the facilities are "expected" to find alternative care facilities to take the patients, but there's no state law that requires them to do so. And definitely no will on the part of many, many state governments to provide oversight.

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