posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:00 PM
Lets take a step back and look at this. Currently, if you do not have insurance and a catastrophic event happens, you still go to the hospital. The
hospital cannot refuse emergency treatment, and you end up with a bill for $200,000. Since you do not have insurance, you either pay it, or go
bankrupt, or skip out on the bill.
What happens then to the $200k? The hospital claims it as a loss and gets a tax credit. Where does this credit come from? From the tax payers.
Anyone that says "I'm healthy, and I do not need insurance", or says they cannot afford insurance is playing Russian roulette, both with
themselves, and with the public's tax money.
Does it not make sense then to mandate insurance? If people are not covered, there is a strong chance they will not be able to pay their medical
bills, and the tax payers will have to pay for it anyway.