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Explaining the Legalese of the US Supreme Court's Ruling on the Affordable Care Act ~ pj - Updated | 355 comments | Create New Account
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Explaining the Legalese of the US Supreme Court's Ruling on the Affordable Care Act ~ pj - Updated
Authored by: TemporalBeing on Tuesday, July 03 2012 @ 12:42 PM EDT
Perhaps you need to take a step back PJ.

The hospitals, etc. provide ways for people to pay for things - they arrange
payment plans, etc. They do what they can to help keep people from going into
bankruptcy.

Further, if someone dies with debt outstanding they can make a claim against the
person's estate which has to get taken care of prior to the closure of the
estate. Again not freeloading, and the estate can also arrange payment plans if
need be.

In other words, the only reason to force people onto insurance is to make the
insurance companies happy. This makes the problem worse as more people will
charge things against the insurance which means doctors will be forced to
inflate charges hire to cover their basic expenditures, and the cycle repeats.

Remove insurance companies from the equation, and let's fix the price of health
care itself. (Insurance companies are no help in that - they are the problem,
not the solution.)

Make health care itself affordable without them and we'll all be better off.

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