But let's break up your loaded false dichotomy of a question.
No, but emergency rooms will still exist under any model, and people would still go there a lot, and not pay the full cost of their visit. And another thing, it's not just ER care. That's just step one. The same uninsured people get critical care, general medical care, psychiatric care.... anywhere in the hospital. The ER is just where they go first. What we're talking about here is hospital care.do you find that paying for emergency room visits by uninsured persons to be a good use for your tax dollars?
Only to the degree that people who can afford health insurance opt not to buy it. Requiring people to buy something they can't afford doesn't help me and it certainly doesn't help them. And the mandate doesn't change the number of people needing expensive health care and it doesn't make the health care any less expensive. It just delays an insurance death spiral.would it benefit you (save you money, save tax dollars) if persons were required to have insurance?
Some people should go home and die, even if they have insurance. It would be better for them and their families. Keeping all sorts of dying people on life support in a critical care unit for tens of thousands of dollars per day (that they're not paying) until the family can finally come to grips with the fact that the loved one's time has come is an unaffordable and irrational way to approach death. Do you know how much we (as a nation) spend on end-of-life comfort care and Hail Mary desperation attempts to prolong life?or, would you prefer those who have no insurance to just go home and die, or die in the streets?
My preference is not reflected in your false dichotomy.either way, it is going to cost something....which is your preference?
I prefer that the insurance industry be reigned in on passing costs along to other paying members, ie: hospital emergency room costs skyrocketing due to lack of actual paying people, therefore an asprin cost you $10.
Insurance is a scam. IF people were able to actually control what they pay for services through say HSA's cost would plumet.
But this thread is about the fake jobs numbers, and how Obama is touting 240K jobs as a success....Can we stay on topic?