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NocturneOfShadow

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Re: Politics
« Reply #1905 on: May 06, 2017, 04:39:07 PM »

didn't that guy buy a ton of reserve list magic cards and cause prices to inflate?
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Re: Politics
« Reply #1906 on: May 07, 2017, 02:28:06 AM »

First off competition will lower it to affordable rates. That's just how business works. However that's not because people can opt out. I've been saying that it's just unnecessary to force everyone into it.

In a normal market yes, but health care doesn't work that way because:

1. Some people need it to afford their medical conditions.
2. Some people can live without and only ever buy it as a "just in case."
3. No average American can afford hospital bills without insurance.

Insurance only works if everyone buys it. Otherwise you get absurd rates for people that can't live without it (oh hey, you were born with a medical condition requiring regular treatment, have fun living in poverty or dying!) and people who only need it as bad weather insurance avoid it all together because of high rates. Then inevitably some of them end up in the hospital one way or another and can't pay their obsene bills because "oh free country I don't wanna buy medical insurance" meaning they get treated all on tax dollars making everything more expensive in a wonderful loop.

In short: medical coverage is a concept reliant on everyone taking part to work. It's also necessary if you consider life a human right, which in america it is. Yes, if you're born in perfect healt and are lucky enough to stay that way, then you are a "loser" in the system forced to buy something you don't need. However you are much less a loser than the person with multiple sclerosis would be in a free market system so yeah.
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