Originally Posted by Pawnmower
Well, thats not exactly my position, it is slightly more complicated.
If you read my posts from before, my goal is to get more healthy people into the insurance pool. A Huge part of the problem isn't (as yuou said) healthy people using the ER in droves....Its healthy people who DO NOT HAVE INSURANCE and therefore are not in the insurance pool.....then they join only later in life when they are older and sicker....****ing up the pool even more and not spending their healthy years in it
If we had everyone in the pool from birth, the spread would be maximum....
I think getting everyone in the pool is a positive, but wrt cost, it's a one-time spreading of the cost. It does nothing to address the primary cost problem which is the much more rapid than inflation rising costs of health care.