Originally Posted by BigRedChief
Huh? You think someone is just writing this off? What does that mean? writing off their taxes? Wouldn't that mean they are taking our tax $?
NO NO hospitals and insurance write it off when they don't pay which does drive up price IN THEORY. BUT you act as if you have all these middle class kids with no insurance using the emergency room then not paying their bills. That demographic you described is mostly a fiction.. it exists but not nearly in the dire quantities you are attempting to portray.
Another problem is that because we don't have a free market that theory is bogus. The price is already insanely inflated because of people's all consuming faith in big insurance. We don't pay outrageous costs because of too many UNINSURED people. We pay them because of too many OVER INSURED people. Which is why the costs won't go down as long as we prop up this system.