Don't like paying for health care? Don't get sick, don't grow old, and don't visit doctors.
I rarely get sick and I couldn't stop growing old, but I do visit doctors regularly to check on how well I am. For a man my age, the verdicts have been that I am in pretty good shape. But they have also been concerned about my heart.
This year a cardiologist determined I should be seen by surgeons. The verdict was that I needed a valve replacement. Four months later I am slowly getting back to the activity level I once had.
But if had to pay all the costs that have been incurred, I would probably be back in the hospital with a stroke. If I had to pay all the costs, I would probably have to sell my house.
As it is, I pay a few dollars for this, a couple hundred for that, and on and on. The max I could pay is $5,000. I'm not there yet, but I would say that lots of minimum wage workers would have a hard time making those payments.
Posted to http://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/07/opinion/healthcare-single-payer-children.html?comments#permid=23604618.