Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act
Expanding health insurance would provide substantial benefits.
Back to the good old days.
Given the party's history, their latest objections to the Affordable Care Act are about politics, not principle.
The conservative icon created the entitlement that forces hospitals to provide emergency treatment even if the patient cannot pay.
One of the critical goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was to get more people to purchase health insurance. The premise
Obamacare should serve us well for a generation or so, bringing everyone up to speed on individual responsibility and providing a safety net for millions. But, like Prohibition, the gatekeeping model may turn out to be too paternalistic for the public in the long run.
The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act of 1986 is finally getting traction.
Expansion of Catholic hospital systems is accelerating around the country, partly by acquiring non-Catholic hospitals. This trend is posing an increasing threat to access to care in two major areas -- reproductive services and end-of-life care.