quote:All of it, no. Cumulatively from everyone paying the penalty, it should add up to a decent amount.
You think the tiny tax the government is levying will cover that tab? Not a prayer.
If you get sick you can buy it tomorrow???
Holy shite. What fricking world are you living in? You must have insurance coverage when you have an incident. What made you think otherwise? Are you a high school kid living with your parents? Wait; I know you are a dude in his 30's I think...my god, man.
I've got nothing to say now... SMH...
You should ask this question of the people of Massachusetts who already liver under such a system.
quote:It seems like you are changing the subject. The question asked was about whether uninsured people could just buy insurance once they get sick and benefit from it just like anyone else. I pointed out that such behavior would be impossible because of the open enrollment periods. I'm not interested in getting sidetracked.
What about every emergency visit?
There were 516 murders in Chicago alone last year. Many were probably rushed to the hospital, few likely had insurance(maybe medicaid).
Medical Care fixed for insured people? No
Medical Care fixed for uninsured people? No
What the shite did we just accomplish?
Please tell me that you understand that under our current system you can show up and get emergency treatment for free. Its illegal to turn somebody away.
You go to ER? You have to have insurance before you get there. Good lord, how slow are you people?
This is the part I'm interested in. If I get in a car wreck are they going to turn me down if I don't have insurance?