Re: letter from John Watson, "Taxpayers are paying health-care subsidies," Oct. 15: A family received a health policy that cost $850; they're paying $123 via the exchange created by Obamacare (ACA). Good question: "Who is paying the other $727 a month?" The answer is not as simple as it seems.
Those who pay taxes and pay for health insurance currently pay the majority of the catastrophic costs of health care for those who do not have health insurance. Hospitals, drug companies, durable medical manufacturers, etc. pass along parts of the cost of uncompensated care to those who do pay.
Accidents, premature births and cancer happen. The rising costs of such care have contributed to the rising costs of health insurance premiums.