Except doing this is against the law (at least in the US as far as I know) and those staff that did this would be promptly arrested and the hospital sued to pay for said medical bills.
@ JCLEMZ, yep all hospitals have to give trestment to all those who walk in even the stupidest poorest ppl. Henve why operations r soo high
@ JCLEMZ, yes, but you will get the least amount of treatment and booted out the second you can stand up.
@ JCLEMZ, sadly things like this have happened before. One homeless man was denied admission and put in a cab to another hospital. I believe he died and there was a cover up. Then a news station found out.
@ JCLEMZ, I'm pretty sure they're only required by law to stabilize you. After that, they're free to kick you out.
@ JCLEMZ, but this is in bikini bottom. International waters?
@Not him again, Having worked in hospitals, I've yet to see that happen
@ JCLEMZ, Bikini Bottom isn't subject to American laws. It's, AFAIK, French.
@ archiethesailor, having been to a hospital both without insurance, and with very good insurance, I can assure you are treated very differently
@Not him again, I'm just saying what I saw working in hospitals in both a nice neighborhood and a bad one. Having seen hundreds of patients move through them.
@ JCLEMZ, true. They just slap you with the bills so instead you throw yourself off a cliff (or just don’t bother to seek follow up treatment because of your crippling debt and die painfully from something else).
@Not him again, work in a FOR profit hospital, currently have a dude on for 72 hour observation, no insurance, no money, has yet to be kicked out or denied anything, including non-essential medications.
My hospital even has a policy not to disclose financial information including health insurance coverage with the primary care team. No one is denied a single thing for lack of insurance.
@Niam Leeson, I never said they were denied any treatment, but they definitely aren't given the best....which I believe is exactly what I said.
@Not him again, but you’re suggesting people are given different tiers of treatment based on their coverage level and that’s BS. Different facilities maybe, but if someone comes to my hospital they are given the same level of care as everyone else regardless of their financial situation
@Niam Leeson, are you a doctor? Or nurse? Because I can guarantee you I have been a patient in both those situations, and I can also assure that you get treatment very differently regarding your insurance and/or income situation
@Not him again, your experiences don’t constitute all experience. That’s not how it is everywhere
@Niam Leeson, there's literally a show about this called The Resident. Yeah it's a fake drama, but it calls on the fact that people with no insurance or money will get the least amount of treatment.
About 10 years ago, I shattered my left ankle. I paid $500 for my deductible. The surgery was $17000. Then a couple years ago when I was between jobs, I had vertigo so bad that I went to the ER. The bill wound up being almost $3000, just to run some tests, then they did nothing and sent me home within hours. So do not tell me that a "FOR" profit hospital treats patients with no insurance differently than those that do
@Not him again, because unlike you I work in my hospital.
@Niam Leeson, and your position there is what?
@Niam Leeson, I ask this because even though you work at a hospital, you seem to have no idea how healthcare works. My mom has stage 4 cancer that has pretty much spread through her entire body. Her treatments are $40,000 a month. If she didn't have health insurance, there isn't a hospital in the US that would treat her
@Not him again, I’m a nurse I know exactly how it works.
But I also know arguing with someone who is set in their bias gets you nowhere
@ JCLEMZ, if only. I've been booted from the ER for no insurance more than once. After a car accident, being brought in by ambulance, I was told they're only allowed to do x-rays, and my leg was so messed up they couldn't see anything. Walked around on it for a week, and had to go back because it just wasn't right. Got an awesome doc who said they have a special process to request CAT scans for uninsured, and turns out I had a broken leg. Had I not gone back, I would've eventually needed amputation.At a different hospital, I've gone in and begged for mental health care, I was feeling homicidal (like, had plans to murder certain people) and they were all set to admit me when they found out I didn't have insurance. "The hospital can't take the financial liability if you don't pay". Funny thing is, about 6 months later I was held against my will for about the same thing, and routinely harrassed about how I was gonna pay the bill. They called me for about a year afterward, demanding money
Guess I'll die then
@ TouchMyCatEars, can I have your stuff?
@seeUpee, NO! My Will dictates that everything of mine gets burned to ash so no one can have it!
@ TouchMyCatEars, honestly it’s cheaper
Meanwhile in America
@eleven, was about to say. American health system at its finest.
Seriously last time my cousin came home to visit from Germany we joked about how the trick to the American healthcare system is not to get sick or injured.
@Seohn, oh boy do I love being down voted for speaking the truth. Lol. Because you know everybody has a really awesome job that has incredibly good insurance in America with no co-pays amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars. According to this down voter.
Funny how speaking the truth can trigger some people.
I'm pretty sure they would not waste the bed on him and keep that one
How dare he ask for free medical care!!
For all those people who dont don a patriotic gunshot wound, this is an American thing
This is incredibly inaccurate. There’s no way they would’ve let him keep that stretcher