You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
They certainly seem to be a lightening rod for many people. I daresay, the pro-choice faction seems to be the most disturbed by the choice of this family in deciding to let nature take it's course in planning their family size.
So, healthy, low risk taking people get to pay the bills for the risk takers, whether they smoke, overeat, or have 18 kids.
Health insurance premiums are, in fact, a form of socialized medicine. It's managed by the insurance company for a profit, but a similar concept.
That's the way insurance works. It's not a government-run program where tax payers are forced to pay for people who can't afford it. I'm sure they pay out the wazoo for insurance and one emergency out of 20 people that they're paying for can't be draining anyone else's pocket.
All extremely high medical bills raise the premiums for everyone. I, personally, oppose medical intervention for very low birth weight babies. I believe there should be a cutoff at some point. As technology has advanced, I think these hard choices become financially and ethically necessary.