So why is EM­TALA still an un­funded man­date?

Modern Healthcare - - COM­MENT -

Re­gard­ing “Why pa­tients still need EM­TALA,” (Mod­ern Health­care, p. 16), it would be ad­di­tion­ally in­ter­est­ing to pur­sue the query of why this man­date re­mains un­funded. It ap­pears to be an­other ex­am­ple of why we need gov­ern­ment in­ter­ven­tion. Yet the un­funded as­pect is hurt­ing the very in­sti­tu­tions—the non­pub­lic hos­pi­tals—that seem to sup­port the leg­is­la­tors who are re­sis­tant to pro­vid­ing the fund­ing. Why does this not sur­prise?

Ni­cholas Fusco New York

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