Or do you prefer the current system, where instead of paying a little extra in your insurance bill to assist in getting all of "those" folks pre-treatment, or preventative care and counseling, instead you pay a huge amount in property taxes each year to treat them as emergencies in your local county hospital? You DO realize that you pay for it either way, right?
Agreed, except that the property tax will not be lowered if we don't need the money to pay for emergency room visits. The money will just be repurposed by the local government. I would like to repurpose it to paying off debt and saving for future expenses for my household. Selfish, I know.