SPOTLIGHT: Is it time to rework EMTALA?


So, if you require a physician to care for an emergency patient whether that patient can pay for it or not, who really pays? The physician, that's who, and it stinks, says blogger Flea, a pediatrician practicing in the northeast U.S. Flea argues that as it exists, EMTALA is unfair and needs to be reworked, giving people "greater disincentives for folks to stop off at the ED between stops at Dunkin' Donuts and preschool." Blog

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