EMTALA and liability

An opinion from a new medblog, House of Caduceus:

So, we as ED physicians and the hospitals that house us, are forced by law to see and treat patients who can’t pay for services, and then are still liable for litigation by those patients when there is a bad outcome. I’m sorry, but if I am to be forced by the government to see and treat you, than the government should be liable, not me. Better yet, don’t sue, be thankful your even getting care, and stop being a drain on society.

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