Are those who oppose healthcare reform independently wealthy?

In every case challenging the constitutionality of healthcare reform the plaintiffs have been people who did not carry healthcare insurance and who claimed they would prefer to handle their own healthcare needs as they arise. * The average hospital stay in the US costs over $29k for people with insurance. * The... show more In every case challenging the constitutionality of healthcare reform the plaintiffs have been people who did not carry healthcare insurance and who claimed they would prefer to handle their own healthcare needs as they arise.

* The average hospital stay in the US costs over $29k for people with insurance.
* The average cost of premiums in the US is over $12k per year
* 62% of personal bankruptcies can be attributed to medical costs
* The number of employers offering healthcare insurance to their employees fell by 7% during the Bush years

These plaintiffs claim they cannot afford the penalty for failing to carry health insurance, but seem oblivious to the fact it would be even more impossible for them to afford an average hospital stay. The HCR bill at least subsidizes the cost of the penalty for low-income families - in some cases even eliminating all cost. But the bill for a hospital stay will remain on your credit report until the day you pay it off or die.
Update: @ Mjo - The Republican plan gave people the decision & control to carry no insurance and pass the cost on to taxpayers. Which explains why premiums are so high and why so many personal bankruptcies result from medical bills. The HCR bill doesn't tell you which company to pick - you're still free to choose. It just... show more @ Mjo - The Republican plan gave people the decision & control to carry no insurance and pass the cost on to taxpayers. Which explains why premiums are so high and why so many personal bankruptcies result from medical bills. The HCR bill doesn't tell you which company to pick - you're still free to choose. It just requires that you pick something so you don't pass on the cost of your medical care to others.
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