MY point is to remove taxpayer burden.
No, you haven't. You put the burden on the taxpayer, explicitly, repeatedly. Then you use that as a wedge to force people to live the way you would choose for them to live.You have proposed making hospitals pay for the cost of irresponsible, uninsured people. I have proposed making irresponsible, uninsured people pay for the cost of irresponsible, uninsured people. Which seems more fair to you?
If you were actually worried about putting the responsibility where it belongs, then you'd have people take the ultimate responsibility for choosing no coverage -- they'd be out of luck. But that's not what it is for you -- it's only a rhetorical device to mandate the behavior you want.
Seeing as you've included everything from stitches to $5 million-dollar surgeries, why don't you provide the parameters yourself.OK, please substantiate this. I don't even remember talking about what I consider to be "emergency care" in this thread or any other.