Most hospitals have a way for you to pay based on your income.
They call this CHARITY something a person gives to another without force or threat of prosecution.
The government taking money from me to pay for your health care is called SOCIALISM.
Millions of people died fighting Socialism in Europe and the USSR ... it does not work it leads to society wide bankruptcy.
If you have a preexisting disease like cancer and God helps a doctor save you. Then you have a high probability of contracting cancer within 5 years and during that time you have not a probability but an assured cost of health care that is hundreds of times higher then a healthy person.
Additionally if there are no out of pocket costs that you have to pay for every visit or a copay or a minimum pay then you have no reason to stay away from a doctor when you are reasonably healthy.
Plans should make you pay something out of pocket whether you are very poor and pay $35 a visit or wealthy and pay $300 a visit is something that should be on a sliding scale but if you run to the doctor every time you have a stomach ache or a sore arm then you should pay something …. enough that you may say .. hey maybe I just slept on my arm last night wrong how about I give this a day and take a ibuprofen.
And if you do stuff that causes you to have higher bills like over eat.. drink alcohol.. get into fights because you are violent... drive a race car.. have many accidents.. WHAT EVER IT COULD BE... if you have a proven record of being an idiot and not taking care of yourself...
YOU SHOULD PAY MORE... not me
If all I need is the basic $150 plan that covers accidents and care up to 100k a year and a lifetime of 1 million total.. then I should be able to buy that if it is what I can afford.
AND IF YOU CAUSE YOURSELF or are unlucky to have a condition .. I am very sorry for you... you can accept Charity if you are poor.. … OR PAY MORE IF YOU ARE NOT...
BUT I SHOULD NOT BE FORCED INTO A $500 or $800 or $1200 a month plan when all I can afford and need is the $150 minimum coverage...
and by the way its illegal aliens that don't pay their bills .. Americans can be sued ..