Not all uninsured are on welfare, or want to be on welfare. Going to the hospital is not a free ride.
I have many Canadian friends, and they will tell you that they like universal health care, but the quality has declined due to abuse by the people. People will go to the ER for a hang nail, and things like that just cripple the system.
The cost of health care is the problem. It can be astronomical. I know, I am dealing with that right now, in the ballpark of $300,000.00. My husband has some coverage, but the bills are staggering to say the least.
Is a bill for $2200.00 for an ambulance to transport a person from Toledo to Monroe a fair amount?
I don't know, I don't know what cost they incur in doing so. It just seems a bit high. I would have transported him for much less, but the hospital would not allow that.
I don't know that government being involved is the answer. I just know that if I needed hospitalization right now, it would be out of the question.