As the majority of people on these boards are American, I thought this'd be a good place to ask. My understanding is that, in the US, one needs health insurance if they don't want to pay massive bills upon getting ill. But, if someone gets ill/is involved in an accident etc., and finds themself in hospital - what happens if they have no money nor any insurance? Does the hospital simply turf them back onto the street and leave them to die? I can't believe that's true but... what does happen?