We would not eligible for unemployment benefits, so then we would be stuck with going to taxpayer-subsidized Section Eight housing…and the taxes we’re paying to the government every year - whether in payroll taxes or sales taxes - would plummet. And then we would be living below the poverty line once more, with all the negative effects that has on us as a family, particularly our natural children.
Does it seem like I'm blowing things out of proportion? Perhaps. But this story would sound all too familiar to sixty percent of those American households who declared bankruptcy last year...because they lived it.
YES, the government SAVED money by paying for our health care, whereas HMOs save money by DENYING health care, and every family that is bankrupted by the HMO's efforts to save money costs the taxpayers untold thousands of dollars.
Something to think about, people.