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  •  I made no assumption about whether uninsured (0+ / 0-)

    people pay.  If they don't pay, it gets written off as charity care.  If they do pay, they will probably pay through the nose, since they will be paying the inflated rates caused by the cost shift plus they won't have the benefit of having a rate that has been negotiated to a group discount.  

    So, uninsured paptients either end up being part of the problem or part of the "solution" - both unintended consequences, both unfair, both a perverse outcome of a bizarre system.

    Denial - it's not just a river in Egypt.

    by Imavehmontah on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 04:49:48 PM PST

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    •  yeah (0+ / 0-)

      that's a better explanation.

      go back and read your comment.

      Premiums go to fund the care of the uninsured.

      Love is the source, substance and future of all being. --St. Francis

      by ksingh on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 05:35:13 PM PST

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