Founding Fathers supported individual mandate for PRIVATELY employed sailors

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    :eek: Why was this factoid kept from me???!

    Well, that does it - I'm for obamacare now. :)cuckoo:)
     
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    Again, as irrelevant as the auto insurance argument.

    Moreover, that looks more like the original workman's comp program, rather than an individual mandate to purchase insurance from a private provider, to cover any and every possible trauma and malady.

    Nice try.
     
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    I didn't make an auto-insurance argument.
     
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    It's basically the same lame-assed argument...You can get around the tax by not working in the merchant fleet....Same way you can avoid paying auto insurance, by not driving.

    In any case, I read the bill and it does no such thing anywhere near analogous to the travesty that was rammed up our asses....The "insurer" in this case is the feds, it charges all ships that dock in American ports (which makes it a duty: a lawfully prescribed constitutional tax), it says nothing about covering any trauma or illness not related to the trade.

    In short, the author of that dreck is writing out his ass.
     
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    So is this a mandate for saillor to buy health insurance?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » An Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen

    A History Seminar: Obamacare Has Nothing to Do with Seamen Mandate of 1798 - Forbes
     
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    you didn't make a health insurance argument, either

    keep swinging
     
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    Gee...A debate within the very staff at Forbes....Whodathunkit? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    You just proved that two people cannot read. This law set up marine hospitals, and withheld the money from the wages. It applied to all ships in any US port. It was not a mandate, it was a tax. The reason it was it was Constitutional is that it was extremely limited, and actually prohibited money going from one district to another.
     
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    Some people apparently slept through their history classes. Either that, or they stopped teaching history when the teachers started testing students.
     

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