Then he should've bought insurance.
Originally Posted by 'trane
what does he mean that churches and families will take care of them? what happens if you don't have a church or a family? the whole basis of that assumes that people are part of a community, or that they have supports, when the reality is that this is not true for a huge number of people.
that's possibly the emptiest answer i have ever heard to that kind of question. unless he means that hospitals will never turn anyone away and won't ask to be paid if the person or family cannot afford it, i don't see how that answer has any meaning at all.
He took a massive risk. To rely on a free handout from the community or govt is ridiculous. Taxpayers that are insured are penalized for doing the right thing and subsidize someone who didn't deserve it.
The guy should take out a loan, possibly from a gov't created entity, to pay back for the surgeries... he doesn't deserve a free handout.
Ethics and morals are subjective. Universal healthcare is not a human right. Buy insurance and take responsibility for your own actions for crying out loud. This is particularly true for a healthy 30-something year old with a good job.