Requiring health insurance forces people to be responsible for their own health care. If someone does not have health insurance the rest of us pay their bills. We pay their bills through health care providers increasing the costs to those who can pay. Many times the government pays the bill of those who do not pay using our tax dollars. People who choose not to have health care insurance cannot choose not to get sick. If an individual does not have health care coverage the rest of us will end up paying their costs one way or another. To enforce personal accountability for health care costs we have two choices. 1. Mandate health care insurance 2. Do not treat individuals who cannot pay. I believe in personal accountability and I believe in option 1 to make people accountable. for their health care.