Merriam-Webster defines “Emergency” as “an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action”
MDJ guest columnist Kevin Foley wrote on Friday that, “the uninsured in America who happen to get sick have to go to emergency rooms where they receive the most expensive healthcare there is.” Why must they now be treated in the emergency rooms if they have “become sick”?
“MANDATE” is the key word. The care that must now be provided, “for free” in emergency rooms was mandated by the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act in 1986 and now Foley wants yet another mandate to fix problems caused by that mandate. I don’t want any more mandates and I would like to undo the unconstitutional ones we have already allowed to be placed upon us.
As they deliberate the constitutionality of Obamacare, he wants the Supreme Court to “avoid any appearance of partisanship” while his hero; our ever-so-pompous president, publicly warns the court regarding his unprecedented and extraordinary opinion of the limitations of their powers.
Does anyone really think this president, or any of that flock of idiots for sale in Washington is worried about their own health care, which is “free” for the rest of their lives?
Foley crows that “Anyone in Bhutan can see a doctor and be treated for free”, conveniently ignoring Bhutan’s doctor-patient ratio of 1:10,000. The USA has a DP ratio of 1:390. (Cuba has a DP of 1:170. Does Foley want to move?)
If I need medical help and cannot or will not pay for it, then he wants someone to be forced to give it to me. He whines that we are “ignoring the simple fact that access to healthcare is a human right.”
Here is a very simple fact; No one has any right to anything forcibly taken from someone else.
I think he has misunderstood “Land of the Free”
Kenneth D. Parrott