well I dont want to derail this thread so I wont get into a debate,and also I only have had a few hospital visits so take my statments for what its worth.
but when I had insurance through my employer and I was injured on the job I had wonderful care,it was fast and they made sure everything was done and done right.
Now that I am self employed and I don't pay for insurance I pay cash for everything,I had horrible care and I was in bad shape,throwing up blood,breathing problems,chest pain,black outs. lower back pain and a broken cheek bone from the airbag.
they triaged me and right after that a lady with a computer on wheels asked my name,address,and if she could take my insurance info.
I told her I will just pay the bill,she said Ok lets sign you up for welfare.
I told her no thank you I am self employed and have no need for help with any of my bills just send me an invoice and I will pay it.
and then thats when the waiting started.
I think they figured I wasn't going to pay my hospital bill or something. and maybe I just got a bad hospital I do not really know.
All I know after one time like that a person kind of looses faith in the system.