Government got us into this mess by providing tax incentives to employers who provided their employers health care policies. America's free market should have been permitted to function. Instead of employers providing health care, employee’s wages should have been increased and workers would have controlled cost by shopping for best prices and avoiding emergency rooms unless actually necessary.
When I was young and went to work in a factory in the middle 60s my employer offered health, vision and dental plans for free with no COA. The Health industry charged patients with great health plans more than procedures cost to pay for indigent care (cost shifting). America was prosperous health care for the uninsured was not a concern of governmen