Some good points by Stossel.
But he hasn't come to grips with a couple of things. If you show up at a toy store and you don't have money to buy the item, they don't let you have it.
It you show up at the hospital and you don't have money for the service, you are provided the service.
So there is already an intervention of the markets.
And in the area of insurance, health insurance is not the same as other insurance such as auto insurance. You cannot trade in your life for a new one the way you trade in a used car for a new car and upgrade your insurance accordingly.
In order for health insurance to operate at all, the insurer must supply everyone under its umbrella as if they are there for the long haul. In effect, you pay more...