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Published: Monday, March 11 2013 3:50 p.m. MDT

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Pleasant Grove, UT

Does anyone really think that all of our doctors, nurses, lab techs, x-ray techs and other health care providers are going to provide enough free care to take care of those without insurance? These are the same doctors who are already refusing to take Medicare patient because they don't feel that they're being paid enough by Medicare, and now you think they're gonna help the same patients for free? And are our hospitals ready to provide free rooms when these people need to receive in-patient care, and let the doctors use their MRI machines for free?

The reality is that some services just don't work well on a charity model. Would anyone support a similar model for fire and police services, where those who can afford it subscribe for protection and the rest have to hope that the cops and firemen will donate their services when needed? Health care is the same way. Hoping that wealthy doctors will donate their time and services isn't realistic.

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