Axis wrote on Mar 20, 2013, 11:21: You're also assuming people don't give a shit about their health enough to buy insurance if they don't already get it from their employers.
And don't even start with the "other" talking point about affordability, an individual can get full coverage in any state for less than $100 bucks a month, and if you are truly poor, you can get almost everything paid for via the ALREADY EXISTING Government programs.
But ya if you wanna gamble your life so you can instead buy all the other stupid shit people buy and don't need, that's your idiocy and not my responsibility. I count the health of me and my family as the #1 spot on my "budget" list.
It is your responsibility. When that idiot shows up at the emergency room, who do you think is paying?