Do you think it would be Unconstitutional if

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    the Federal government required all employers to provide a minimum standard of health insurance?

    I think Hawai'i has got that requirement right now. But could the Feds do it?

    And I guess the bigger question is, if it is Constitutional could it be part of the answer to health care reform?


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    legally, do you think providing a minimum standard of health insurance is different from providing a minimum wage?

    for the record, i'm pretty sure that any company of more than 50 employees already has to provide some type of health insurance. i could be wrong about that. it's been a while since i thought about it.
     
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    Yes, it's a vst over step.

    How the hell did a major benny that was offered by employers in the 80's some how become a right?

    I don't get it.

    Health care insurance is something you buy. It can't be forced on any of us for any reason, and trying to backdoor it by forcing employers to do so is simply immoral.
     
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    Yes, it would be legal for the federal government to do that.

    Which then leads into the question, if the federal government can require a person (corporations are considered "people" under the law) to buy health insurance for someone else, why can it not require a person to buy health insurance for themselves.
     
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    What about those that can't afford to buy it themselves? We already have to choose between meds or a roof over our heads. Being required to purchase health insurance from greedy companies will make us have to choose food over insurance. Oh. Wait. I think that's already being done. (sarcasm).
     
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    San Francisco is doing it. A new charge is appearing on restaurant bills. it is called "health care charge." Restaurants not wanting to raise the cost of a meal instead are tacking it onto the bottom line bill. The people in this city voted for it, so the restaurants are showing customers what they voted for.
     
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    They had that worked out already.

    for the truly poor, welfare. most already get it, they would just get more.

    for those that are working poor, you're fined, if you can't afford the fine, it comes out of your tax return. If your return isn't enough? Well they left that part out, but eventually you will get arrested for stealing from the government.
     
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    If you believe that then there are ther questins that need to be answered;

    Does the fed have the authority to require people to purchase things?

    If so, what DON'T they have the authority to make you do?

    If not, under what precedent can they make you do x but not y?

    If so, what is the point of a document (the constitution) meant to limit the power of government?
     
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    Why is it that folks can afford a cellies and cable tv, but cant be depended upon to take care of buying HC insurance for their families?

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    I think that Health Insurance should be completely voluntary.

    I also think that pre-payment or proof of insurance should be provided prior to receiving medical care.
     

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