So literally, the wait can kill you, and if you have elective surgury, the wait can be a very long one. What do they do to pay you all that waiting time, if you can't work until its done?
People without money can get medical care here in the USA. In Los Angeles, they can goto the county hospital, but also every single emergency room has signs "If you are unable to pay, fill out this application". Thats the problem, all the ones who do not pay, abuse the emergency rooms for routine things, and those losses get over billed to insurance companies that do pay, like mine. The insured are swallowing the losses for the non-payers and for the short coverage from Medicare and Medical. Its no wonder our job supplied insurance is going into worse coverage every year, and now Obama is proposing taxing that on top of everything else, to fund a new health care for those who can't pay.
I'm not trying to sound cruel, but nobody from the wealthy level incomes ever got taxed to fund my insurance or my co-payments. Why should the middle income now get taxed further to pay for the lower income medical, they aren't my dependants. I can't get insurance from an employer unless we insure the uninsured as a condition? Whats next, a special tax on my new car, to give cars to people who don't have one? Sounds, alot like socialism! I've never recieved a penny of aid or help, and paid every single surgury our family has undergone totally. 3 for me, 3 for my wife, and 4 for my daughter and countless medical expencse over 30 years. I never got a break with any hospital or doctor, "writing off my account" ever. If you own a home you are $%&ked, if you have nothing, you get it all for free or written off. I worked to pay off these bills, I didn't fill out any applications that I couldn't pay.