That is, once again, a red herring by definition. Yes?
And last, I wanted to tell the commenters that this has nothing to do with wanting to "screw the system," and nothing, even, to do with keeping financial aid for school. I have a printout hanging on my fridge right now, from my old pharmacy. The amount of the bill for that one month was almost three grand. That's what my monthly medications cost. $3000 a month or $36,000 a year.
If I drop out of school, I will never have a stable, secure job, and, stable, secure health insurance. Right now I get charity care from a local hospital. If I work, even part time, I lose that. I want to live. So I am going to. Live, finish school, and pay a buttload of taxes.
It seemed to me you were saying 'Why are people looking at this - the central nub of contention - instead of this?'
Fines for speeding tickets and other crimes...
Is it ok to murder someone if you are willing to take the punishment?