The whole "the poor got treated" is just an elaborate attempt to fool yourself that there is no harm to anyone with a system that leaves 40 million uninsured. It's not true, so if you want to support such a system, the least you can do is recognize that it causes the premature death of many thousands each year, but that the alternatives are worse.
Its finally dawned on me.... The most vehement opponents of the ACA are also the people who understand the least about our healthcare delivery system in the U.S.
It's a direct correlation!
Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.
If you can't afford healthcare, it's hard to be personally responsible with healthcare because the exam is expensive and if there is an issue, they can't afford the treatment. That's why they wait till it's acute and go to the ER, etc.What is next mandatory healthy meals and exercise? Where does personal responsibility rest in your world? Premature death occurs also because people abuse their bodies and you believe that having the taxpayers funding ACA is going to change that?
And, yes, premature death does happen because we abuse our health. About 1/3 of the residents in my state are obese. I know lots of them with insurance. Lots more smoke, drink to excess and haven't exercised in decades and lots of them have insurance. So what is your point? One way or another, you're paying for them through YOUR premiums.