People have to buy home owners insurance or pay for it themselves when the house burns down. People have to have automobile insurance or pay for it themselves when they have a wreck. Why shouldn't people have the right to buy health insurance or not, and if they get sick, they need to pay for it themselves? If it was this way, people would get smart enough to get insurance for catastrophic illnesses and be personally responsible for themselves and their children.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:21 AM on Mar. 4, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
I absolutely agree with the question. People should have the right to decide if they want insurance or not. As for auto insurance, I'm not sure how Michigan works, but most states require you to have collision only insurance. Basically, that pays for the costs of the person you hit if you are at fault. Any costs you incur yourself are your own to take care of. That protects another person, but you still have the right to decide if you want coverage for yourself or not. If you choose not to have homeowner's insurance and your house burns down, then you are responsible for the possible hundreds of thousands in damage yourself. It's your choice. If you choose not to have health insurance and do get sick, ALL hospitals are required to treat you and work with you on a payment plan.
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 3:06 PM on Mar. 4, 2010
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Answer by 29again at 6:29 PM on Mar. 4, 2010
I think everyone should have to pay, do community service of some sort to cover the cost of insurance. If everyone paid they could lower the cost. If hospitals could either deny anyone w/o insurance or treat and jail them that would help too. I don't mind paying for insurance but I feel it needs to be affordable so that each person can contribute in some way.
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