Self-inflicted medical care -- should the user's insurance be exempt from paying?

Example: "Bullet proof" person overdoses on illegal drugs and burns his brain out -- resulting in needing a lifetime of care. Should his insurance be exempt from paying for his care? Should the care be limited to hospice if he can not pay?

After all -- he did it to himself, despite laws intended to prevent exactly this.

Why should everyone else have to pay [in their ObamaCare insurance premiums or taxes to subsidize the ER] for this fool's defiant abuse of illegal drugs?

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    So, they should pay insurance premiums, then pay out of pocket for their own medical care? It's not like insurance is optional. And damn near every illness you can think of is self inflicted.

  • y
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    I can see that argument be extended to one who cuts themselves slicing veggies for a salad if they had a glass of wine or getting a metal splinter becouse they didn't tape over the metal they were drilling. I can see a very slippery slope as to what would start to be considered ones own fault or negligence.

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