Re March 13 letter by Dr. Henry Saunders, “Medicaid expansion right move for S.C.”
Thank you to Dr. Saunders for his thoughtful letter urging S.C. leadership to expand Medicaid. To borrow a line from a classic car oil ad, “pay now or pay later.” Rather, as far as health care costs go, “pay now or pay lots more later.”
We all pay the cost of having hospital emergency rooms serving as primary care for the working poor and their families. Further, there is a moral and yes, theological reason for expanding Medicaid.
“When did we see you sitting in an emergency room seeking treatment for a serious ailment that could have been prevented had you been insured?” “Truly, I say to you, even as you did it to the least of these, you did it to me.”
The writer lives in Pawleys Island.