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Old 07-14-2013, 01:51 PM   #201
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Originally Posted by AustinChief View Post
And again, Obamacare does nothing to solve this issue. I do however disagree with you about people being able to afford insurance. The 25-34 year old crowd has a ton of unemployment right now. If you read Velvet's post you can see that the numbers don't add up to support the contention that there is the huge group of 25-34 year olds who can afford insurance and don't buy it and end up a burden on the system.
Fair point.

It's a complicated question. It goes back to the moral dilemma of: "if you are uninsured, should you be allowed to use ER services?" If the answer is "yes", then are we comfortable saying that legitimate payers of insurance should have to battle the higher health care costs to counterbalance this? If the answer is "no" then what do we do about it?

The fact is that most low-risk people in the insurance pool would dramatically lower rates. And reducing # of uninsured ER visitors dramatically improves health care costs, which hopefully also leads to better rates and coverage for legit insureds. That being the case, what is the solution to get more of these people in? I'm not saying individual mandate is the answer. Just looking for the alternative.
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