No, I understand and agree. I want healthcare reform to. I prefer single payer. I'm very disapointed with this bill. I am not challenging your numbers or statistics.
Just trying to understand what people think is an appropriate fee to pay. Or if people just want it to be "free" like in other countries when you visit a doctor (but you pay through higher taxes).
If I spent the last 10 years without health insurance, I would have had to pay $7000 to cover all of my medical costs.
As it stands, since I paid for healthcare insurance, I ended up paying $50,000.
Over the last 10 years, I would have been much better off WITHOUT healthcare coverage.
So, while I understand that a $3000 bill is A LOT all at once....if this is the all that she's had to pay ALL YEAR, she came out AHEAD (at least compared to what other people with healthcare insurance have to pay).