COVID-19 and the uninsured in America

COVID-19 and the uninsured in America

Those who are uninsured are less likely to seek medical help, fearing high out-of-pocket costs after a visit to the ER or to a healthcare professional. The good news is that the uninsured will not be turned away from urgent care or the ER. However, a caveat is that upon receiving treatment the bills may begin stacking up.

Pamela
Pamela
Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 1 months

In my country we have single-payer Healthcare, even when there's no crisis and everything is working it's still a mess, it can take up to years for a surgery and if you go to the ER you'll wait on average 6 hours to see a doctor. Also only essential treatments are covered and there are shortages on both staff and supplies.

Skeptic
Skeptic 1 months

Additional links on topic: Forbes: On The Frontlines Of COVID-19 With No Health Insurance https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2020/03/20/on-the-frontlines-of-covid-19-with-no-health-insurance/#4a97d1342570 Texsa Tribune: 5 million Texans lack health insurance. Here's how that complicates the coronavirus response. https://www.texastribune.org/2020/03/10/coronavirus-texas-poses-challenges-people-without-insurance/ Business Insider: Coronavirus testing is free, but the hospital trip may set you back thousands. https://www.businessinsider.com/how-much-does-coronavirus-treatment-cost-cdc-health-insurance-2020-2?op=1

Philip Vonleipzig
Philip Vonleipzig 1 months

M4A now!

Up
Up 1 months

Leftwing fearmongering. It is illegal for a hospital not to not treat sick or dying in America. No matter how many times its said, people love to forget.

ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 1 months

Whoever linked Vox, shame on you.

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