You’ve proposed charity as a solution to providing healthcare for the needy before.
Victoria Lamb Hatch
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Nope. Health care is a survival need. Health insurance is a way to pay for health services. I often point to the lack of dead people piling up in the streets for want of healthcare prior to the passage of the ACA. Certainly there was hardship. Certainly there were people that did not receive all of the care they wanted or some would say needed. Certainly there were financial hardships and bankruptcies caused by large medical expenses. These are certainly problems.

All I can say is this. I spent over a month in Dell Children’s hospital ICU. At one point I noticed a notation on our door. I was told it was an indication of insurance coverage. After A stroll through the ward, I counted about 6 such notations on rooms. 6 out of about 25 rooms. Every one of those rooms saw the same doctors my child saw. Got the same x-rays and tests my child got. Got the same medicines my child saw. Certainly it would have been better if ALL of the patients had insurance to pay for the valuable services they were receiving. I am thankful each of these kids got treatment. But a lack of insurance did not keep any of them from getting care. Of course this is not the same in every place and everyone. The point is, it obviously can be. It can be without destroying the options, quality and choices available to people who do what they are supposed to do and provide for their own healthcare expenses. Its not an easy answer. I am quite sure “single payer”, like our veterans healthcare that saw Obama’s administration letting people die waiting for care while administrators doctored the numbers instead of patients or Planned Parenthood that sees most of its revenue from killing children to the point that it actually encourages the practice, is not the answer.