Same should apply to health insurance, so the taxpayers don't end up paying for you going to emergency room because you had a hang nail. As a result of making it mandatory for everyone to have coverage, costs go down as 30 million plus are now covered, and those who were already covered end up with lower premiums as the marketplace, which opens Oct 1, allows competition---the very tenet of capitalism.
What we should have is Single Payer or Medicare for All, but we have something and it has already
- Provided preventative care,
- Lowered meds costs for old people,
- Allowed children under 26 to remain on their parents' insurance, and best yet:
- No insurance company can refuse or jack up your premiums if you have a pre-existing condition.
Don't believe the lie machines, get your info from the Horse's mouth:
Having everyone insured makes it better for everybody in the long run. If other countries can, why not us, especially when the food industry keeps trying to kill us otherwise?