so one of the arguments i’ve heard against obamacare/’socialized healthcare’ is basically “IF SOME GUY YOU DON’T KNOW GOT HIT BY A BUS OR SOMETHING AND HE DIDN’T HAVE INSURANCE, WOULD YOU WANT TO HAVE TO PAY FOR HIS TREATMENT OUT OF YOUR TAXES??”
and i’m just… yes, duh?? yes i would??
Actually, if someone got into a catastrophic situation and he didn’t have insurance, he’d be damned. He could go declare bankrupt after he left the hospital. America’s medical costs are ridiculous.
Obamacare is not about using people’s tax money to pay for the hospital fee of those who don’t have insurance. Those people who are enrolled in a plan have to pay their premium too. Insurance is not ripping people off. It’s about creating a pool of fund. Based on Federal Poverty Level, some people are eligible for subsidies from the government, and people who don’t qualify for that are at FPL 400% and seriously, they are well off enough to be responsible of that amount of premium payment.
What people should be against of, are those who lie about their income so that they can get medicaid. That’s fraud. That’s wasting tax payer’s money.