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Your occasional lack of health insurance will hurt plenty of people's pockets if you get medical services and don't pay. Those write-offs have to come out of someone's pocket. No offense, I don't know you, but I don't want it coming out of mine.
Plus, if only well-off people can afford health insurance and the rest go without, it drives up the price of health insurance even more, so more people can't afford it, which drives up the cost even more, and so on.
Georgie, I understand completly but I always pay my own stuff so I don't feel I should be forced to buy it. I shouldn't be punished because a few bad apples spoiled the bunch.
Lots of trolls out here voting down perfectly polite (and accurate) answers...
"Freedom lovers" resisting the "evil" Obamacare and the evil "Obama regime" which is forcing people to do something under the "threat of force" is what you call polite and accurate? only if that means divisive and hyperbolic.
That's a good point - since I don't own a car, I don't really get too worked up over car insurance. I guess it just seems (true or not) that people don't get quite as mad about mostly having to buy insurance, and lots of people get hyped up about OC
You can vote it down all you like, it doesn't make it any less true...
And how many people don't ever use healthcare? How many people would honestly not go to an emergency room if they had to and had no insurance? Probably none, which means everyone DOES use healthcare (or is willing to). There is no IF/THEN.
I suppose you could see it as an intrusion, but there are so many gov't intrusions that it gets hard to keep track. I'm happy the gov't is intervening on this one though, so hopefully I will be able to afford health care someday. I think I will be
haha, good points :) it's pretty funny what people get mad about paying for - wars, keeping innocent people in prisons, medical care for women and children... but when it comes to health care for all, they hate it.