The uninsured are often in that position unrelated to cost. If we restructure, re-think, rework that structure and shave 15% off of the cost, that will mean nothing to the uninsured alien living under the radar, the alcohol or drug addled homeless, the mentally ill, the invincible 25 year old, the dirt poor, the unemployed, the type 1 diabetic, the 19 year old that just "timed out" of the fostercare system, and many more. None of these people, for various reasons, are going to run out and get insured because we just "saved" them a buck. And for that, we'll fine them.<quoted text>Ok, this sounds interesting on paper, but could you elaborate on why the uninsured and the state of health care in general are on two different planes? We're having these problems because we are so structured as a society. JMO.
Gonna have to cut this short...
Cost is much easier to deal with. But the last thing that should be done is always this governments first and only thought. Throw money at the problem. If that doesn't work, throw more.