People may hate me being here BUT at least I am educating some really dumb Americans. I can't believe most Ameticans think we don't have guns in Australia lol

Everyone needs to leave Sharon alone! She said "SOME" dumb Americans, so actually she is being quite polite. America is a great country, but it is also one of the least informed of what is going on in the world, and even within it's own borders.

Who is the founder of Amirite?????
@ChloeIsabella This would be my luck!!

LOL he's gifted where it matters lol

How does it work in America? When you go to the Doctor or the hospital? In Australia if you go to the GP it's covered by Medicare EVERYONE. If you go to Emergency you are covered by Medicare EVERYONE. I'm watching an American TV show the woman fainted was rushed to hospital was ok then she left, that cost $500 because they had no insurance.....that's insane ...
@2198278

EMTLA states that
privately-owned hospitals
may turn away patients in
a "non-emergency"

but public hospitals cannot refuse care.

Public hospitals
those funded by
taxpayer dollars
are held to a
different standard
than privately owned
"for-profit" hospitals.
This means that
a public hospital is
the best option for those
without health insurance
or the means to pay for care.

Public and private hospitals
are prohibited by law
from denying a patient care
in an emergency.

The Emergency Medical and
Treatment Labor Act (EMTLA)
passed in 1986
explicitly forbids the denial
of care to indigent or
uninsured patients
based on a lack of
ability to pay.
It also prohibits
unnecessary transfers
while care is being administered
and prohibits the suspension
of care once it is initiated,
provisions that prevent
dumping patients who cannot pay
on other hospitals.
The treatment of indigent
and uninsured patients
is a huge financial drain
upon the health system,
especially in areas where
no public hospitals are available.

While EMTLA does not
prohibit care providers
from asking about a
patient’s ability to pay
it does make it very clear
that emergency treatment
cannot be delayed while
ability to pay is being checked.

Essentially, the law establishes
a “treat first, ask questions later” policy.

Private hospitals
can deny non-emergency
care based upon ability to pay
but refusal or delay of
"emergency care"
based on means to pay is illegal.

Hospitals are not shy
about trying to collect
from uninsured emergency patients.
Their efforts can involve
collection agencies
and lawsuits.
wages may be garnished
liens may be instituted
In the US,
Hospitals are a business
and likely will continue to
attempt to bill the services provided.

Either way,
In America prices
will ALWAYS be set
at a profitable level
all industries
including "Healthcare"
and "uncollected" bills
will ALWAYS be figured
into the rates charged
for future patients

that's capitalism

Did you get what you wanted for Christmas? I'm still waiting for that bullet-proof vest for future trips to the U.S.
Did you get what you wanted for Christmas? I'm still waiting for that bullet-proof vest for future trips to the U.S.
Did you get what you wanted for Christmas? I'm still waiting for that bullet-proof vest for future trips to the U.S.
I found this rude.... What do you think? We had a big family Chrsitmas dinner. My Daughter in Laws Mother brought her neighbours who are German BUT have lived in Australia for over 15 years and naturally speak English. We had a Buffet lunch and while they were getting their food in front of everyone started speaking German amongst themselves....I was so close to saying something.... If I were living in Germany and spoke German and was invited to a German home for Christmas I would NEVER speak English to people in from of them.. My Mother always said German and Dutch people were arrogant ...

Rude. Unless they are saying something like: My ass crack itches...it should be in English...

I found this rude.... What do you think? We had a big family Chrsitmas dinner. My Daughter in Laws Mother brought her neighbours who are German BUT have lived in Australia for over 15 years and naturally speak English. We had a Buffet lunch and while they were getting their food in front of everyone started speaking German amongst themselves....I was so close to saying something.... If I were living in Germany and spoke German and was invited to a German home for Christmas I would NEVER speak English to people in from of them.. My Mother always said German and Dutch people were arrogant ...

I would've pulled out a pen and tablet.

Wrote on it and passed it back and forth,not letting them see it.

I found this rude.... What do you think? We had a big family Chrsitmas dinner. My Daughter in Laws Mother brought her neighbours who are German BUT have lived in Australia for over 15 years and naturally speak English. We had a Buffet lunch and while they were getting their food in front of everyone started speaking German amongst themselves....I was so close to saying something.... If I were living in Germany and spoke German and was invited to a German home for Christmas I would NEVER speak English to people in from of them.. My Mother always said German and Dutch people were arrogant ...