FROM: Madness the nurse
RE: care of uninsured in the emergency room
Dear Mr. Romney:
Regarding your comments on a recent 60 minutes program in which you stated that the 50 million uninsured can get care in the emergency room. You referenced somebody having a heart attack and their ability to call 911 and then be taken to the ER for care.
Mr. Romney, I wonder if you realize that the reason why that uninsured person ends up in the emergency room is because they have untreated heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.
All of these things are UNTREATED because this person does not have a regular doctor that can monitor those problems. Mr. Romney, why do you think these people don't have a regular doctor? BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE.
This kind of uncompensated care runs up millions and millions of dollars every year in hospitals throughout the country. Hospital eat the cost. Meanwhile, reimbursement for medicare/private insurance/medicaid keeps decreasing. The health care system is headed for collapse.
Surely, someone like you, knows these facts, right? RIGHT?! Maybe not. No doubt you have what is commonly referred to as "concierge medicine". This is care for wealthy people like yourself in which you pay lets say 20,000 a year to have a doctor at your beck and call.
I can only conclude you are a CLUELESS BASTARD.