What I don’t get here, is that you want some of the few who elect not to have health insurance (many are the wealthy who hire their own care) pay $3k for an emergency visit, yet you want to fund the millions of people that will be given “free” healthcare?
How is it improving the gene pool to remove self-starting people who want to take care of themselves, while preserving those who don’t.
Well, what we have now is a socialized medicine that makes you and me pay for folks who show up at a hospital emergency room with no insurance. Federal law mandates that those hospitals provide care, and we pick up the bill. If, say, 10% of the US population decided to follow the Tea Party lead and reject the insurance mandate, who would pay for their emergency care?