It's not only that it's free, but vastly inefficient. Emergency rooms are expensive, opening a surgical pack to get one scalpel out is $500. Imagine the cost of other services in the ER that are vastly more expensive than a doctors office. Plus they clog up ER with bull**** medical problems when real emergencies could be serviced.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)