June 21st, 2019
Ever have a trip to the emergency room and wonder why fees are so astronomical? In 1986 the EMTALA was signed into law. This increased access to to basic medical care for the uninsured, but also put tremendous cost pressure on hospitals. Since around 55% of emergency room care goes uncompensated, these costs are spread out to insured members of the population in the form of really high costs.
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