Originally Posted by The Lone Bolt
So you prefer a system in which the uninsured get treated in ERs and stick the rest of us with the bill?
My mechanic gets stiffed on bills. My waiter gets stiffed on tabs. My utility company gets stiffed on payments. My mortgage bank gets stiffed on loans. In all cases, ultimately we all pay the cost.
I've never heard anyone advocating that everything should be insured on everything so nobody assumes any risk. Life is a risk. This equality above all else mindset doesn't add up.
Regardless, no coherent argument can be made that Obamacare is really about unpaid hospital visit. Those are only a small part of the problem with health care (costing about $40 billion annually). The feds could simply cut hospitals a check for all those visits and save 75% over what Obamacare is going to cost.