darkestarrow wrote:The bill will only support 30 million out of 400 million in the united states. Im lookin at the math and it will only benefit 13% of the population.
Goatboy wrote:Nonetheless, I do have some strong opinions about healthcare. First off, the idea of being required to have healthcare is ridiculous. I can understand car insurance, because when you drive you are not only endangering yourself, but others as well. But with health/life insurance, it makes no sense to be mandatory. If you sit at home all day and rarely do anything dangerous, you are not likely to get injured. However, if you work in construction, or some other risky job, it makes sense to have it.
sanddbox wrote:You're forced to have healthcare the same reason you're forced to have car insurance in many states.
Imagine someone has just suffered a very serious car accident. They are rushed to the ER, and he has to undergo very expensive surgery to live.
At the end of the ordeal, they discover he doesn't have health insurance. He also can't afford to pay the bill.
...What now? They seize his possessions? The hospital takes a major hit to their budget?
If they discover he doesn't have healthcare BEFORE operating, what are they going to do? Turn him away?
faazshift wrote:@sanddbox, regarding your hypothetical situation, you might be interested in this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charity_care.
Goatboy wrote:That's a very good point. It's not a perfect system, and no answer is, but it's just how I think things should be. In this case, I would say the guy would have to make payments. Part of his bill could be covered by his auto insurance as part of a limited health insurance stuck on to it. Again, not a perfect solution but one that I like personally.
sanddbox wrote:What if he doesn't have auto insurance either?
He loses all his possessions and goes to jail for debt?
everfall wrote:Just a question, but have any of you guys thought that your government should be the one paying?
It would be an amazing step forward if the US brought public health service in.
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