Here is a terrible story of EMTALA failure not long ago. Woman died with an ankle injury in a jail cell after the hospital had her arrested for refusing to leave.

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/0...ropriately?lite
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Phoenix

A guy opens the front door and sees a snail on his doorstep. He picks up the snail and throws it across the street in a neighbor's yard. A year later, the guy opens the front door and the same snail is on his doorstep. The snail says, "What the f*ck was that about?"