According to a recent study published in JAMA trauma patients without insurance received better care than those with insurance. From the authors’ conclusion:
Patients with severe injuries initially evaluated at non-trauma center EDs were less likely to be transferred if insured and were at risk of receiving suboptimal trauma care. Efforts in monitoring and optimizing trauma inter-hospital transfers and outcomes at the population level are warranted.
Hat tip: John Goodman
I would very much like to see how that finding is reconciled with the frequently-encountered claim that it’s impossible to get healthcare without insurance.