If you have insurance, YOU are the one footing that bill to the tune of about $1000 per year.The amount of uncompensated care delivered by nonfederal community hospitals grew from $6.1 billion in 1983 to $40.7 billion in 2004, according to a 2004 report from the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured,
That's the price we pay to guarantee that we will be treated if we happen to need emergency care and don't have documentation. It's the price we're paying for the moochers without insurance. The people who expect care and don't want to pay the bills.
You know.. what we really need is some sort of law that mandates that these moochers pay their fair share. And if they choose not to, then these free-loaders should pay a fine to cover some of the cost that they're passing on to us. I think something around $700 would be fair, and we'll make them pay it when they pay their taxes.
Best conservative idea ever.