Are there alternatives to having health insurance in USA. An elder has Medicare and his plan, call it ABC is giving her the run around. They say something in black-and-white and do something else. Now the elder escalated the issues to Medicare. A person at ABC is supposed to investigate any wrong-doing at ABC ---- do you think this person will report anything wrong about the company who is paying his salary? What alternatives are there to having health insurance. Is there a health saving plan the elder can enroll in? Or is it still mandatory to have health insurance?