Yeah! Why do people living in one of the richest nations on Earth feel entitled to live a healthy life!
I know, it's easy to ridicule the position of people who have never had a problem with healthcare's points.
Are we also entitled to happiness? Shouldn't we be entitled to transportation? Why not be entitled to entertainment? We're the richest country on the earth, and the government forcing people into private business always works out really well!
Well that would be nice, but don't forget that the insurance companies didn't really make it possible for the average Joe to get a good price..and certainly not a "better" price.
So you started with saying you weren't eligible for the hand out...now you are claiming that the hand out is to the insurance companies...?
No, I am not eligible for the lower priced, handed out healthcare, a neither is my employer. It's OK, they'll just pay the lower skilled employees less and stop offering them benefits all together. That's ok, right?
The insurance companies actually did offer a "good price". The problem, is the "average Joe", would rather have Uncle Sam tell him what to get, would rather have him pay part of the premium, and would rather have him force the insurance companies to leverage premiums on the employers(and employees of) for the sake of meeting the forced premiums set by the AHA.
The grand majority of the uninsured are happily so, and haven't even looked into health insurance until Obama said it's law. They're the "risk takers". They risk going into debt for the rest of their lives on the trade off that they don't have an insurance company there to back their massive bills, for highly technical services. If you don't like the bill, get less sophisticated services. I hear blood letting is still a thing.
Before Healthcare.gov, you could go to a private insurance exchange and get insurance on par with a Public Sector employee for less than $200 a month. How do I know? It's what I did when I was in college. Before you talk sh*t about unrelated things, I paid for college with my own money from being an appliance salesperson, and with student loans. That's also how I paid for my healthcare.