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    EMATALA: Disadvantages and Advantages

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    From the perspective of a government policy maker discuss EMTALA and its advantages and disadvantages. Moreover, from your role perspective, discuss if you believe that EMTALA should have been passed.

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    In 1986, Congress enacted the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA) to ensure public access to emergency services regardless of ability to pay. EMTALA requires hospitals to provide stabilizing treatment for patients with emergency medical conditions or active labor. If a hospital is unable to stabilize a patient within its capability, or if the patient requests, an appropriate transfer should be implemented. EMTALA covers all hospitals participating in Medicare, nearly 4,900 short-term general hospitals nationwide.

    • Provides access to individuals who otherwise would lack access to emergency care, and in theory should reduce avoidable deaths and disabilities.
    • May provide cost reduction because speedily delivered emergency care is less expensive than ...

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    The solution discusses the advantages and disadvantages of EMATALA.