Tuesday, September 25, 2012

An emergency room is not a health care plan.

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP):
 "Emergency departments have become a health care safety net for everyone, but that safety net is breaking. If you continue to take emergency care for granted, and don’t support it, it eventually won’t be there for anyone.” 
So, it's not a vey good hammock then, either.  It seems sad to me that the ACEP has to explain why emergency room care is not health care.  An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  That's a conservative (small c, obviously) idea.  Yes, both cost money.  One you plan for, and it costs x.  The other you don't plan for and it costs x+.   Not having national health care doesn't get everyone out at zero.  I would rather pay for everyone at x instead of everyone at x+.

No comments:

Post a Comment