Skip to comments.Justice Sonia Sotomayor's Shocking Ignorance
Posted on 04/01/2012 10:24:34 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued
The liberal Supreme Court justices have demonstrated profound and shocking ignorance of the American health care system. Here's one of the most jarring examples:
"What percentage of the American people who took their son or daughter to an emergency room and that child was turned away because the parent didn't have insurance," asked Sotomayor, "... do you think there's a large percentage of the American population that would stand for the death of that child -- (who) had an allergic reaction and a simple shot would have saved the child?"
I have a precise answer for Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
The percentage of American people who took their son or daughter to an emergency room and were turned away because the parent didn't have insurance is exactly zero.
No person, whether American or not, is ever turned away from an emergency room for lack of health insurance. Ever.
This simply does not happen.
1. It's illegal.
Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) is a U.S. Act of Congress passed in 1986 as part of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). It requires hospitals to provide care to anyone needing emergency healthcare treatment regardless of citizenship, legal status or ability to pay. There are no reimbursement provisions. Participating hospitals may only transfer or discharge patients needing emergency treatment under their own informed consent, after stabilization, or when their condition requires transfer to a hospital better equipped to administer the treatment.
You can thank Republican President Ronald Reagan for that, for better or for worse.
Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/03/justice_sonia_sotomayors_shocking_ignorance.html#ixzz1qoJ7cFK3
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We have to vote Obama out of office this year. If he wins a second term, he’ll appoint more justices like this to the Supreme Court.
It would be interesting to hear the answer she was given.
Holy smokes. Well, she doesn’t really have to think, she just votes with the democrats.
Don’t argue with her, she’s brilliant, she has to be, she’s a liberal democrat!
And glue huffing will rise to new levels of (ab)use.
She’s spinning. Not a good person to be on that or any court.
Oh, but they have ways to get around their own ignorance; they know that if the rest of society is just as dumb as they are, they will never have to explain their ignorance... and that by conjuring up a retarded form of hypothetical anecdote that pulls at the heart strings, then they get a pass and can infect the rest of us with the poison that will finish off America.
Today, "Political Science" is all about the question: "What can politicians get away with?" That is -- with influence peddling and corruption, with cronies in the right place, what can Elitests manage to cram down our throats while still staying out of jail? We make note of Blagojivich who ultimately played the game wrong, but most politicians today are like Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama -- people who know how to get away with ####.
She’s not just a Smart Latina, but a WISE LATINA.
Imagine the reaction of the press if Justice Clarence Thomas made the exact same erroneous statement.
The Democrats consistently put stupid women in positions of authority.
Typical Liberal tactic: come up with some BS strawman scenario, that convince the weak minded that it can only be avoided in the future by shredding the Constitution.
Liberals image that only when the Constitution is discarded will American REALLY care about all her children. [/s]
Sheriff Arpaio’s news conference yesterday. The truth must get out to the American people; the MSM won’t do it; it’s up to We The People.
I have to repeat the first comment on the site:
Sotomayor is to the SCOTUS as Obama is to the Nobel Prize.
Our clueless affirmative action Supreme Court Justice. She was lost during the oral arguments... embarassing.
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