DUH - of course emergency rooms don't deny service to people who have no insurance! That's a big part of the sky rocketing costs of health care. And, if you had taken it upon yourself to do some reading, that is the reason that the Republicans first and the Democrats second advocated for mandatory health insurance. But not all is lost, if the court finds it politically too hot, then the road is paved to single payer insurance. That way, everyone will enjoy the same protection that IC has with his VA benefits.