If your house gets robbed my house can lose property value. What if I had let you borrow something?
You seem to think that you won't have to pay for the people that can't afford health insurance in the new system. I have news for you - you will always have to pay for the people that can't afford health insurance - one way or another - unless you deny them any type of treatment.
As for the freeloading assholes you speak of - they don't really exist in a way that this will fix any of it. Freeloaders exist in 3 ways - 1) they can afford it but choose not - 2) they cannot afford it period - 3) they could maybe afford it but they are fiscally irresponsible and don't save enough to do so. The #1's will pay when they have something done - you seem to think they get free care - they get a bill and if they have the money they will have to pay - if not you are talking about criminals, and everything will be taken from them. Oh and BTW, they will pay more than your insurance company does. #2 type freeloaders you will still pay for, period, get over it or deny them ER visits. #3's are assholes, but when they don't pay they become in group #2. You make it sound like they are driving beemers and I pay for their health insurance.
If freeloaders are driving up the price so much, then how come when it becomes mandatory the prices won't fall? It didn't in Mass, it didn't with the asshole car drivers in 48 states, it won't for the country. The higher taxes you speak of are for the buttloads of regulations that are added every year, along with the lawyers that make the real profits in the health care system. Of course those who can't pay bring up the amount, but nothing compared to those 2, and no more than you do if you have a couple kids.
Oh, and no chance the founding fathers would agree with you, or they would have put it in the constitution. "Life, Liberty, Health care coverage, and the pursuit..." I have no problem with a state doing exactly what this bill tries to do, but the Federal government was not given the right to make these changes 'within' the states, only among. Wouldn't you rather 50 chances at a good health system, instead of one - so if it fails we all suffer. Common Sense.