Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Free Healthcare Anyone?

"In the past six years, eight people from Austin and one from Luling racked up 2,678 emergency room visits in Central Texas, costing hospitals, taxpayers and others $3 million, according to a report from a nonprofit made up of hospitals and other providers that care for the uninsured and low-income Central Texans. One of the nine spent more than a third of last year in the ER: 145 days. That same patient totaled 554 ER visits from 2003 through 2008." [link]

Yet you here calls for universal healthcare. Heads up, we have universal health care. We really do need reform in healthcare, but not the type the politicians want us to have. We need a way to keep those that abuse the system from having their bills payed by hardworking Americans that don't spend 145 days in the ER.