Quoting Leisurely Duchess:" It's not like the uninsured get a free ride or have it good or anything like that. The ER isn't mandated ... [snip!] ... that will see uninsured people. Some will just assume they will get turned away from everywhere but the ER. Know what I mean?"
You are very right. I am smurfed because my DD didn't have insurance when born & when I got her on insurance, they wouldn't cover her NICU stay, so I am stuck with a HUGE bill. It was 54k but then the cut it down to like 35k or something like that...I am still smurfed. They wouldn't accept any payments less than 800 bucks a month on it which is bullsmurf but there was nothing I could do...so it went to collections :\