the uninsured--those whom the Affordable Care Act was supposed to benefit--as "free riders." Pelosi, speaking to Audie Cornish of National Public Radio, explained that new taxes were necessary because some (many?) of the uninsured actively choose not to buy health insurance, even though they can afford it. Read more: Pelosi Bashes the Uninsured: 'Free Riders' - Nancy Pelosi - Fox Nation SO who are these "free riders"?? People according to Pelosi that CHOOSE not to buy though they can afford it! Fact is 17.5 million are under 34, make $50k+ and choose NOT to spend money on health insurance. BUT what do they do when they get sick? Do they NOT pay? I'm sure a few don't! BUT MOST pay out of their pocket. Owe the physician/hospitals NOTHING! So what is then the purpose of INCLUDING THEM in the ranks of the UNINSURED? As the 10 million who are counted uninsured but AREN"T CITIZENS and 14 million that ARE Covered by Medicaid but ARE wrongly counted as "uninsured"! SO ACA was passed because MOST people thought there were 47 million to 50 million! So if Pelosi passed the bill because she counted the 17.5 million who she NOW calls derisively "free loaders"... People SHE claims are using health care without paying for it! WHICH IS A TOTAL LIE! People you can't have it both ways! Either there aren't 50 million uninsured or the 17.5 million are not free loaders! Either it is a TAX which would have NEVER passed if some that voted thought it was a tax! OR it isn't and yet SCOTUS declared it a TAX so those that voted for it were defrauded, mislead and their constituents MUST hold them responsible!