Originally Posted by QBNCGAR
BRAIN DEAD THINKING is having a child when you've no means to support it.
Fortunately, the U.S. is loaded with hospitals that provide indigent care. In fact, I think, you can't deny treatment to someone in an emergency just because they don't have health coverage.
It really is very difficult to die of illnesses in this country on accident. You have to be either tragically unfortunate or tragically negligent.
Having a child was an example. Having cancer is another, or dieing, or a car wreck, or a plane crash, or a very bad cold.
So let me rephrase.
Socialized medicine may not work but neither does a third world infant mortality rate. Seems amazing that the Right seems hell bent on protecting the life of an egg that got surprised by a lucky sperm but will totally ignore a child who happens to not have parents lucky enough to be able to afford health insurance after the child is born with kidney and liver cancer from mercury deposits in the water table from mining runoff. That is just BRAIN DEAD THINKING.
As for the the hospitals that provide indigent care, yes they exist, however, even they do not provide FULL care, requiring parents to have bake sales, fund raisers, pleading, begging and everything else to try and save their child's life. Indigent care is usually not the same as with insurance. Also, indigent care facilities fall somewhere near socialized medicine which, as you say, tend not to work in their current model.