According to spokesman Dan Davidson, Sunrise provided $110 million in uncompensated care in 2008, including nearly $1 million in emergency dialysis care for illegal immigrants for January through July this year. Davidson said that is part of the reason layoffs occurred.
Under federal law, anyone who shows up at an emergency room requesting an examination or treatment for a medical condition must be given an appropriate medical screening to determine whether there is an emergency. If there is, treatment must be provided regardless of a patient's ability to pay or their citizenship.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
What Say You President Obama: Dialysis care for poor, illegal immigrants costly for many area hospitals
Dialysis care for poor, illegal immigrants costly for many area hospitals