How, exactly, would your insurance premiums be paying for "freeloaders" who have absolutely no hope of obtaining the services which are available to you?
I have been denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition. Does that make me a freeloader?
I think you are missing my point. It's not a value judgment, just math. When more people become insured, there will be fewer uninsured. That's one of the goals of Obamacare. The more people that have to buy insurance, the lower the cost. I have Kaiser and pay $440 per month. If Obamacare cuts that in half by sharing the pain, I'm good with it. I don't see a downside for me and if it works for you it's a win. It's not a political issue for me anymore.
And i do believe the prior condition provision has kicked in already or will soon.
*choke*splutter*cough* $440 a month!!?? Is that the normal cost for health insurance over there or do you have some advanced coverage ?
Dude - I'm 56, single, and in good health. That is what a cheap HMO plan costs. No frills.
Before my wife died, I had blue shield PPO because my wife wanted to keep her doctor. The plan was 800 bucks when we got into it in 2004. By the time she died last summer, it was $3300 per month. I had no option but to pay it. Her cancer related expenses over 6 years were well over $500K in insurance payments to doctors, hospitals, and drugs.
FYI - i shopped around quite a bit for health insurance and expected costs for a given plan can have a pretty wide range. I have the spreadsheets to prove it.