It’s a well-known fact that ER rooms at hospitals are overcrowded and the waiting times are ridiculous and sometime deadly. Those who can’t afford health insurance are using hospitals as doctor’s offices because hospitals cannot refuse to treat sick people.
If poorer people had access to health care, it would keep them from having to use hospital emergency rooms. That would free up the health care system to do what it was originally meant to do – take care of life’s catastrophes like broken legs and heart attacks. The waiting time would drop and the expenses for the health system would begin to drop. That would be a good start.