The way things are going, you're going to need that health insurance.
The bill for three stitches to a woman's knee, injured at a barbeque in a back yard: $2229.11.
What Obama and his pals attempted to address through their health insurance mandate isn't what needed to be addressed; antiseptic, lidocaine, nitrile gloves, and a needle and thread shouldn't cost more than twenty bucks - so paying to get a few stitches shouldn't run to more than $50 or $60. But in the medical field, the price of everything gets bumped up beyond all reason: a Tylenol with codeine pill, market value 50 cents, might run you $37 if it's given to you in a hospital treatment room.
There are no controls, and in most cases there's no way to determine costs up-front. And while this sort of extortion can and should be dealt with, the Democratics ignore it; instead forcing you to buy health insurance at the point of a gun. That's not solving the problem, it's not even addressing it.
As for me, I have my own solutions: I kept a stash of Vicodin for emergencies, along with tubes of Superglue in my first aid kits. It comes in handy; a few years back, I had a 4" gash on my hand as a result of an encounter with broken glass. Rather than get it stitched, I cleaned it up and Superglued everything back into place. You can't even tell it ever happened. Likely saved $3000, as well.