***************************************That is BS!!!!!!!!!!! everyone should have a choice weither they want health ins or not!!!!!
My thought is that you need to obtain ins to be able to drive (a privilege) versus needing to obtain ins to be able to live (a guaranteed right in US, for now)How is this any different than your State requiring you to have auto insurance in order to obtain a drivers license?
And that is the plan AlyCarm. Fine'em till they cry "socialized healthcare for all. "!!Wow, am I happy to be in Alberta. We have had to pay Blue Cross also, but This year they are now giving it freely, no more payments!!!
How is this any different than your State requiring you to have auto insurance in order to obtain a drivers license?
If you are healthy why would you have medical bills?
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I agree completely with Cabin Fever. Be that as it may: if you choose not to have health insurance and you do have a catastrophic illness or injury, be prepared to pay the costs. You wouldn't believe the numbers who show up at the emergency room with no insurance and no intentions of paying , thus, leaving it for the rest of us to make it up in higher medical cost.:hobbyhors
I agree but they should have to show proof that they can pay it. that is the real issue everyone gripes about not having a choice but the ones complaining the loudest don't pay their bill to the hospital putting it back on the tax payer.
Insurance is a concept of maritime law. If you doubt this and have a liability policy check to see if it has an "inland marine" section. Having insurance is irresponsible. You are relying on someone else to step in and be responsible for your actions. But then if you were said to be responsible these days you might be a majority of one.And for the record, I feel this way about car insurance too.
Until (which will not happen) we are willing to let people die in the emergency room instead of save them because they do not have a way to pay (cash in pocket, credit card, or valid insuarnce policy) there will be people who have an accident or unfortunate surprise diagnosis which costs more than they can afford to pay for if they are uninsured (or even sometimes WITH their insurance). Massachusetts has decided (its representatives etc) that they are better off without such people running up huge unpaid bills with doctors and even huger ones with ERs and hospitals. They also probaby considered as I do that if folks have coverage to get basic care they might not even end up with huge bills for things they could have prevented had they tended to them before they became an emergency..... that is the real issue everyone gripes about not having a choice but the ones complaining the loudest don't pay their bill to the hospital putting it back on the tax payer.