Healthcare is not an entitlement, its a requirement, premiums are high because it is a for profit business, with upper tier management making outrageous salaries and getting stock options.
The Declaration of Independence says we are entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. When we all share equally in the cost of healthcare the cost per person is less. When each state carries a separate burden, the citizens in more propsperous states pay less for better healthcare while the citizens in poor states pay more for inferior healthcare.
Let all Americans share the burden equally while limiting salaries and stock options of upper tier management to keep healthcare affordable for all. No one should be in the healthcare industry to get rich, especially when it comes from the suffering and illness of others.
Everyone must participate in the healthcare insurance system for it to work. We need to share the burden equally.
If you don’t pay into the healthcare pool then you shouldn’t expect to receive coverage when you enter the pool late because you are sick.
It is kind of like playing the lottery after the winners are drawn and being angry because you aren’t eligible for any of those winnings.