For those of you saying that health insurance should not be mandatory, what should health care providers do if a person comes to them for help but doesn't have enough cash on hand to pay for their care? Should that person be turned away, even if he/she has a life-threatening illness?
What if you thought you had enough money saved to take care of your health care needs but then you find out you have cancer and what you saved wasn't nearly enough? Should the doctor/hospital treat you at a loss? Would you only accept as many treatments as you could afford, and if that's not enough would you be willing to just die?