Originally Posted by blaise
People act like just because you don't have insurance you're automatically "leeching" off the system. The fact is many people go years without the need for medical care. And there's nothing saying those people don't start buying insurance when they turn 30.
Yes, they say "I have no need for medical care". what happens if they get cancer or wreck their car? They are still leeching off the system.
They have the knowledge that if they get sick or have a wreck, they will receive care.
If we had a system in place that denied admittance to a hospital, clinic or the ER without insurance. How many people would not buy insurance? Risk dying on the side of the road in the cars after a wreck?
I worked in a level 1 trauma ER for 5 years. I would guessestimate that maybe 10% had insurance. And that was real expensive bills being racked up. Who paid the bill for the 90% that leeched off the system? We all know the answer......the taxpayer.