psychnurse said: Yeah, that's true....however, I would be willing to bet that you are one of those people that calls him/herself a Christian. Guess what? Your Jesus didn't discriminate when he healed. Besides, a lot of people that show up at the ER for minor things may not have anywhere else to get treatment. We have an urgent care clinic in our town that doesn't take any kind of government insurance. Which means, when I have to go on Medicare, I will have to find another place to go. So, some do have insurance and can't get help. Man, you got me started now....I work in a psych facility, and if we send someone to the ER, and they know that they're from my place of work, they treat them as if whatever they are complaining of is just because they are a psych patient, give them a shot of Valium and send them on their way. The medical system is so messed up now, that you probably have NO idea how bad it is. You likely have some private insurance and some cash so that you can afford your medications. I know people that can't afford $4 generics. I know people who have cancer that haven't been able to follow up because they have no way to pay for treatment, and if they have insurance, it doesn't cover what they have. Everybody wants to knock Canada's system, saying that you might not get a doctor to see you in a timely manner. Well, in America, you may have NO hope of EVER being able to get a doctor to see you. And if you do, you probably either won't be able to pay for it at all, or it will take you the rest of your life to pay it off. Remember Sarah Palin crying about death panels? Guess what....we have them. Think insurance companies or Congress trying to prevent people from getting the medical care that they already have. Try stepping outside your privileged lifestyle and open your eyes. Not everyone who is poor is lazy or trying to play the system.