you may have already realized the error of your ways, but I'll just add two comments. First, what's ridiculous is that everyone in this country does not automatically have health insurance as in every other civilized country in the world. Second, this is not about "getting sick," it is about workplace injury. It is not a radical idea that when your health is compromised at work, your employer pays. Even the lowliest bodega has workers' comp insurance. What were you thinking?