So I may be away for a bit. Have something that is probably not that serious (abscess), but I cannot afford to get it treated, so once it infects major parts of my body or gets into my bloodstream then I can get it covered. It will be crippling medical debt by then, but then I can just declare bankruptcy (if I live), and since I have little to my name and make little money its not much that can be done to me.
The reason I put this in the Real World Talk section is this:
I have paid almost $2000 in insurance premiums so far this year. Despite having prescription and vision insurance covered, doctor prescribed medications and vision checkups have NOT BEEN COVERED. In fact when the eye doctor's people tried to look me up, I don't have vision insurance from their end. Still paying for it though. The only thing that has been covered is doctors visits, but those they covered only $22 dollars total this year.
So far I have paid over $1900 to insurance and saved $22 as a result. It would have cheaper to pay the penalty for not having any insurance at this point.
Now some may say "Thats why the ACA failed", but its not. Before the ACA I could not even get insurance, any type. Any medical problem would have been through the ER, and would have been much more expensive. And every plan that has been to push away from single payer would have made this more expensive: less coverage for the same cost or same coverage for more cost. And since ER care is covered by taxpayers until someone pays, that means your tax dollars go towards my heath benefits anyways.
I have no point really other than to say if you don't support single payer, you're a selfish bastard that would rather see people in pain than pay more tax dollars while getting rid of their premiums. And I hate you.