Driz, I'm not sure to which law you are referring. Auto insurance is regulated by the state, not the federal government. I had uninsured/underinsured motorists coverage. I purchased it to protect me. I don't, to my recollection, believe that particular coverage is mandatory here in the state of Georgia or any state in which I've been licensed. I'm not sure auto insurance is mandatory in every state of the union. I believe bare minimum mandatory is usually liability, but may vary widely state to state.

No, I don't think we should say “sorry, we won't treat you” and you will die because you should pay cash. Everyone should be treated and stabilized. Perhaps if the individual has the opportunity to buy health insurance (if mandatory under this bill – but what about the people that can't afford it?), doesn't, and falls ill, they must be culpable for the debt. If mandatory insurance is the way we are headed, perhaps there should be no special protections afforded to those individuals who can't service the debt they incurred. I mean, this legislation eliminates any reason why an individual shouldn't have insurance, therefore this should be a non-issue. Otherwise, maybe they are thrown in prison. Perhaps this is why I heard all the grumbling about 800-some FEMA prison camps. They are expecting people won't pay the imposed tax or will default on medical debt under a mandatory health insurance scheme (the operative word being scheme).

You shouldn't have to pay for an individual that won't buy insurance. However, why should you have to buy them insurance? Isn't the financial responsibility theirs, insured or uninsured? Also, who is expecting free treatment? There is no such thing as free treatment. Somebody is paying somewhere. The users/recipients just need to be accountable under your freeloading example.

Kind Regards,

Almost all of us long for peace and freedom; but very few of us have much enthusiasm for the thoughts, feelings, and actions that make for peace and freedom. - Aldous Huxley

Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now. - Thomas Jefferson