Should the US Government pay for these??

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    I pay for my own health insurance, car insurance, and homeowners insurance, I'm confused by the Left's and MSM's portrayal of people who decide not to pay for insurance, who should pay for their loss??

    Please take the following poll
     
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    You’re not the only one confused.

    What is the ‘left’s’ position on those who don’t pay insurance? As you’ve cited no examples nor any evidence as to the ‘left’s’ position.
     
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    Are you proposing we let those without health insurance suffer and die? Insurance places a value on something. What is the "value" of your life? Health care shouldn't be for profit to begin with.

    As for auto insurance, I think that instead of making responsible individuals carry uninsured motorist insurance, make it a gas tax...that way, everyone who drives pays...including the uninsured motorist.
     
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    Are you of the opinion of most of the Republican Party that they should simply be left to die?

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    The lefty idiots answer is to make everybody pay for dead beats insurance. Or otherwise, socialism.
     
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    If you don't pay for car insurance and you wreck your car, who pays?

    If you don't pay for homeowner's insurance and your house burns down, who pays?

    If you don't pay for health insurance and you need hospitalization, who pays?

    This debate should be a no-brainer. You either buy insurance, or pay for your own decision not to purchase insurance.
     
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    Most people without health insurance are healthy and in their 20s. Who is proposing they die?
    Insurance does not place a value on something. Your understanding of insurance is wrong. Insurance takes the risk that you cannot to take. Most people can afford $10 for over the counter meds for a cold. They could actually afford $50 for a doctor's visit. Few people can afford $100k in medical bills, which is why they buy insurance.
    Health insurance is like any other financial product: annuities, IRAs, etc etc. Why shouldn't people make money from this?
    We already have a high gas tax to pay for highways.
     
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    Some things should not be for profit. The defense and protection of our populace is one and the health of our nation's populace is another.
     
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    So doctors should work for free? Policemen should work for free? You don't think someone is making a profit here?
    The Soviet Union agreed with you. The result was that without a profit motive no one was going to do much.

    And typically you cannot refute anything I wrote.
     
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    Generally the uncompensated portion falls primarily to the taxpayer.

    Pay for it how?
     

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