First of all, you'd have to be living where a hospital exists. There are places in Texas where a radio scanner goes round and round indefinitely because there's not so much as a radio station, much less a hospital.<quoted text>
Your ignorance is showing.
The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)is a U.S. Act of Congress passed in 1986 as part of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). It requires hospitals to provide care to anyone needing emergency healthcare treatment regardless of citizenship, legal status or ability to pay. There are no reimbursement provisions. Participating hospitals may only transfer or discharge patients needing emergency treatment under their own informed consent, after stabilization, or when their condition requires transfer to a hospital better equipped to administer the treatment.
Any hospital that receives payments from Department of Health and Human Resources, Medicare and Medicaid must provide emergency services. That's the law, nationwide. What's worse, is the hospitals receive no reimbursements for such treatments which accounts for why so many hospitals providing services to illegals have gone bankrupt.
Have you been living under a rock or are you just liberal blinded?
Second of all, you'd have to have transportation.
Third of all, you'd have to be willing to take charity.
Those three conditions eliminate a great many Texans from getting health care. I don't know how things are where you live, since you HIDE WHERE YOU LIVE, but MANY HARD-WORKING TEXANS are way too proud to ask for charity.
Johnny-come-lately Republicans may THINK they know something about personal responsibility, but Texans are known to be stubbornly INDEPENDENT.
Frankly, I can't imagine anyone I know personally who would ever accept charity. They would not ask for health care they can't pay for.
They do without.
Those are just some of the reasons many Texans do not receive health care.
If all it took to solve a problem was passing a law, life sure would be a lot easier than it is.