http://www.usatoday.com/news/washin...aid-hospital-bills_n.htm?loc=interstitialskip Who do you think picks up the tab? The insured. The more people there are who's expenses aren't being paid, the more the costs rise for the ones who do pay. Which is one reason why we need universal healthcare in this country. I already explained the other reason, that preventive care lowers overall healthcare costs.