nobody dies because they don't have insurance. They might not get as much care as they'd like, but they will get basic medical care if they seek it out; that's what the emergency rooms are for.
I may have recounted this before, but back in the late 80s my sister was working as a musician in Chicago with barely two dimes to rub together. While riding her bike she wiped out and injured her shoulder, requiring surgery. The hospital not only provided excellent treatment notwithstanding her lack of insurance, it set up a reasonable payment plan and she was able to pay the bill over time with no difficulty.
The problem now is that so many people - especially the young - believe they shouldn't have to pay anything at all for medical care. One of my nephews is like that. A few years ago when he was in his 20s and had no insurance, he was treated for some medical problem. When the bill came, he whined and complained that it wasn't fair
that he should have to pay because it's not his fault he got sick. I expect he's signed up for O'care by now. Good luck with all that!