xp aside: Most of the reason I have health insurance is so that I don't get charged the cash payer price. Emergency rooms in the US, especially, will demand charges drawn from thin air for anyone who doesn't have corporate negotiators working on their behalf.
― Sanpaku, Friday, 7 December 2018 06:47 (nine months ago) link
do any noninsured e.r. bills get paid though?
― rip van wanko, Friday, 7 December 2018 06:57 (nine months ago) link
the "I'm a very responsible person" argument completely fails when you realize insurance (in the ideal case, admittedly our insurance system is really broken) is there for the cases where you'd really have no way to pay. like, surprise! you're the one 35 year old in hundreds of thousands who has some weird cancer and treating it costs $$$
or you get hit by a car and no one can find the driver, or... really a million possibilities
― mh, Friday, 7 December 2018 15:00 (nine months ago) link