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Infection can be treated with penicillin, but mother only gave boy, 7, holistic remedies, police allege.

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Alicja (darkwingduckie7) | 228 comments Do we know if her reasons were "God"?

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Naomi V (naomi_v) | 432 comments This begs the question -- in the US, where health care, according to many republicans, isn't a 'right': what happens is a parent doesn't have the finances to have their child treated?
Are emergency rooms required to treat the uninsured? In a case like this, where the child would need a course of several days' treatment -- 5 or 7 days of antibiotics; is the hospital required to provide that? If the parents take a child to doctors or clinics and is turned away for lack of insurance and cash are they responsible then if the child dies?

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