is there a type of government-funded program that, like healthcare, covers people when they have car/home,…?
republicans LOVE to make the argument that since you don’t HAVE to purchase private property such as a home or a vehicle, or the insurance that goes along with it, by that logic you should not be obligated to purchase health insurance (from a private company). What these people are failing to realize is that there is a HUGE difference in health insurance and the latter, namely that when you get sick there will always be a way to get treatment, as is apparently required by law. The problem is that this treatment costs taxpayers money despite being mandatory, whereas when it comes to other things you will simply not be covered if you are lacking insurance. If republicans are so intent that they “do not HAVE to” have health insurance, then the consequence should be that they are not covered by a mandate if they don’t have it.
it is basically like this:
if you are not worried about having a home then you don’t need homeowner’s insurance, or if you don’t have it then you WILL NOT be covered if something happens to your home;
if you are not worried about having a car then you don’t need car insurance, or if you don’t have it then you WILL NOT be covered if something goes wrong with your car;
and therefore if you are not worried about having health then you don’t need health insurance, or if you don’t have it then you (should NOT) be covered if something goes wrong with your health.
You have to consider that realistically the only people who probably wouldn’t have health insurance if it were not required would be those who are trying to take deliberate advantage of government-mandated services such as emergency rooms. Those who argue that it simply should not be a requirement are likely doing so just for the sake of argument, but like others would probably still have health insurance even if it were not a requirement.