He was lucky he wasn't struck with cancer, an accident, or another health crisis that would have bankrupted him with out insurance. At his/her age, he wouldn't be able to get insurance he could afford now. How would my view be different if I had to write a check for my insurance rather than pay for it out of the wages I earned? Would I not welcome Medicare, or Medicaid if I couldn't afford insurance? Would I be against Obamacare? No, I've got more sense, and experience, to know that I need health insurance with today's extremely high cost of medical treatment. Would I like to see a single payer system? You betcha!