Originally Posted by D_o_S
I'm doing a project for school about health insurance in the States, preferably California, but others will do.
I'm interested in care for the uninsured. Who pays for this? I assume the state does, but how does it actually work? You go to hospital, and are uninsured - they take care of you - you leave, say you have no $$$ - the state pays? You have some debt with the state or not?
Any explanation, insight or links to stuff on how it works greatly appreciated.
The insured..... EMTALA says they can't be turned away so they get treated and the insured get their bills padded.