Sotomayor Apparently Missed A Day In Law School

Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor is apparently laboring under the misconception that people without health insurance are turned away at emergency rooms. Actually Congress mandated in 1984 that emergency medical facilities must treat everyone who applies, although the level of care the uninsured receive need not be equal. Also only a small percentage of health problems are treatable at emergency rooms - and by the time someone with, say, cancer needs an emergency room treatment may not be worthwhile.