I voted maybe.
At this point it's pretty impossible to determine what the specific benefits/costs will be of both the public option and the private insurance options in the future. The public option simply doesn't exist yet. The private insurance companies are likely to change their benefits and plans.
How I pick insurance is I pick the best plan for my needs. Depending on person, that can be high deductible, low deductible, any doctor/only network doctors, price, and so on. It's entirely possible that the public option will be cheaper than the private option and both will provide a plan that will satisfy my needs. The opposite is also just as likely. And there's also the chance either the public policy will not or the private policy will not offer a plan that meets my needs. Perhaps the public option will be too minimalist and I'm willing to pay more for better insurance.
I would be more than happy to go on public care. Unfortunately, with the way it is written now, I would not qualify.
It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.
Keep Peddling Fish, but plz, do it downwind.
Depending on your income, a bank may not feel that you can afford a half a million dollar loan.
The hospital has no choice and will certainly make up the loss by charging more to others. And illness/accident usually entails loss of income.
You're assuming a loss because you're assuming that I wouldn't make good on my debt. You are assuming a lot and you are very much incorrect in your assumptions. I simply pay what I can monthly until I get it paid off. It's how I have always done it. Hospitals have, in my experience, been very willing to work out payment plans. I've never had an issue, neither have my family members. When my grandfather had to have a quadruple bypass, they made payment arrangements with the hospital. *shrug* It's the hospital's choice to do so. It was their choice to do the surgery and their choice to work out a payment plan. Worked out just fine for all involved. I don't know why you assume that just because some people ignore their debts that everyone will. Oddly enough, I find that it's the people who cry the most for a nationalized health care that are the ones most likely to ignore a debt.