Access to Health Care; EMTALA
The United States stands alone among wealthy nations in failing to assure its population reasonable healthcare. The problem's magnitude is staggering: 28 percent of US adults--and 41 percent of low- and moderate-income working-age adults--spent some portion of 2007 uninsured, and 72 million adults faced serious medical debt. One in eight children was uninsured in 2006. The underlying cause: lack of a national policy guaranteeing universal, affordable healthcare
Even the insured are hurting from the healthcare mess in America: unraveling employer coverage, a Medicare program straining under exponentially rising costs, a grievously overburdened Medicaid program....
Rosenbaum, Sara J., "Health Cares" (2008). Health Policy and Management Informal Communications. Paper 22.