Wow, I like it.so i sat in my blues clues thinking chair (steve, not joe) and believe this might have the widest appeal to both sides of the full-throated screaming match: if you don't want to pay, fine; then you opt out of both coverage *AND* care.
i could standup a db tonight that would serve as a registry of those who opt-out, and put this up on amazon cloud services for a few hundred dollars per year. there would be a 30 day grace period following your 26th birthday where you are covered, after which time the batch is uploaded through the gateway to the hosted HA cloud. so when the bus shows up to begin to put your unconscious ass back together after the juggalo gathering, they can scan for the rfid chip in the scruff of your neck to see if you're approved for care, or if they should take you to a landfill, transportation expensed to project overhead.
we done here?
Kinda like the guys who watched the fir department watch the house burn to the ground because they didn't pay the $75 yearly fee.
There was a jackass on facebook (shocking, I know) talking about how he doesn't have insurance because he "pays his own way for stuff".
<edit> Recycle usable organs to offset cost of disposal.