By David Mittleman

In a time of true medical need, the last thing you should have to worry about is how to pay for your care and treatment. In order to help ensure patients get emergency medical care even when they can’t pay for it, Congress pass the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) in 1986. Under EMTALA, hospitals that receive Medicare funds and provide emergency services are required to conduct an examination of, provide stabilizing treatment for, and appropriately transfer a patient with a medical emergency or who is in active labor, regardless of the patient’s …read more