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Old March 22nd, 2010, 08:58 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Default I work in healthcare

I work at a major university hospital, and we provide millions of dollars of indigent care to people from throughout the state. We are required to care for the state citizens because we are a state supported university, however we are reimbursed <10% of what it costs to care for these citizens. I absolutely support additonal taxes on the wealthy to increase the reimbursement that we get for indigent care. Face it, people who don't have insurance ultimately cost more to care for, they use the emergency department as their doctor office. Doctor offices WON'T see you if you don't have insurance, or don't have cash in advance. Make it so that people are on some kind of insurance so that they aren't afraid to go to the doctor's office because of the cost, and quit clogging up the emergency department with.... sore throats, ingrown toenails, tooth abcess, fevers, colds etc.
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