If a person without health insurance shows up at a hospital with a serious illness, should he get medical treatment he cannot pay for out of his own pocket?
This question was posed to Representative Ron Paul during the CNN/Tea Party debate on Monday. Representative Paul said the hospital and government should not pay for that person’s care, and when Wolf Blitzer asked if the person should be left to die, the audience applauded and hooted their approval.
I’ve written about this issue and my mixed emotions when it comes to people who go without health insurance, get sick, and stick hospitals, and ultimately taxpayers, with their bills. (Arizona-ends-medical-expense-deduction-program)
What do you think?