Thursday, August 7, 2008

Co-payments for the un-insured

Emergency Room waiting times rise to an hour.
“There are more people arriving at the ERs. And there are fewer ERs,”

1 comment:

  1. In 2005 I went to the emergency room at a local hospital four times as mu lungs effectively collapsed from pneumonia. I think the average wait was five minutes, most of it to see the triage nurse.

    This past year I went to the same emergency room with a massive stomach infection. I went home after five hours and eventually the pain went away.. During that time people were wheeled into the ER from ambulances, but of the ten or so walk-ins with me in the waiting room only one did, and half went home before I did.

    I can tell you I was the only native English speaker in the group, and probably the only one with insurance.