If someone doesn't want to participate in a market they should have the freedom to do, no matter what it costs anyone else. Otherwise, it's fascism.
I couldn't afford healthcare when I first got out of college and went without for about 3 years. Then got it by joining the national association for the self-employed which made it affordable. Around the later part of the '90s I dropped it due to rising premiums, for a temporary period. Instead it lasted for 7 years and I had a young child during that period. It was risky but I refused to play the game. Then got some via my spouse's employment when they added it, but even those premiums continually rose. So I called insurance as we moved around to different policies which promised premiums would not rise that much. Their answer to when they did rise, was the govt kept adding mandates and they had to pass on the costs. If I recall correctly, there was also something going on with phasing out PPOs in favor of HMOs, but I can't recall the specifics exactly.
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