Especially when children are involved, I would venture a guess that if a child gets sick enough, parents – whether rich or poor, black or white, with health insurance or without – are going to seek out treatment.
The question in that instance, is it better for the state and for the state’s health care providers for that sick child to have some type of health care coverage? Those uncompensated care costs often are passed along to those with an ability to pay.
In a perfect world, some would argue that it would be better if the government was not having to pay for that heath insurance.
Unfortunately, Mississippi is far from a perfect world.