Health Insurance Mandate

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    I find it interesting that the government wants to mandate (read force) everybody to have medical insurance. In Mr Obama's speech the other night, he mentioned that it was no different than making people have automobile insurance. In actuality, it is very different. If I am in an automobile and driving down the road, I am potentially putting everybody else on the road (or sidewalk) at risk. I potentially could run into them with my car and harm them. If I don't have medical insurance, I am not putting anybody else at risk. If I get cancer or break my leg by falling off a ladder, it is of no risk to anybody else. Me getting cancer is entirely different than me driving a car into a random person on a sidewalk. He used a false analogy and the MSM let him get away with it.
     
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    Yes, health care insurance will become mandatory.
     
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    The Welfare/Warfare State Constitution of 1935 clearly states:

    Article 69

    The federal government has the authority to use the standing armies to force Americans to be charitable.


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    [quote;1509666]I find it interesting that the government wants to mandate (read force) everybody to have medical insurance. In Mr Obama's speech the other night, he mentioned that it was no different than making people have automobile insurance. In actuality, it is very different. If I am in an automobile and driving down the road, I am potentially putting everybody else on the road (or sidewalk) at risk. I potentially could run into them with my car and harm them. If I don't have medical insurance, I am not putting anybody else at risk. If I get cancer or break my leg by falling off a ladder, it is of no risk to anybody else. Me getting cancer is entirely different than me driving a car into a random person on a sidewalk. He used a false analogy and the MSM let him get away with it.[/quote]

    I agree with your premise. Interestingly this morning while driving with my 22 year old son, he brought up 'forced health insurance.' He just graduated last spring and has only a couple more months he'll be carried on his dad's insurance. He wanted to know how the government could force him to carry? LOL! His faith in 'his president/hero' is seriously in jeopardy.

    Right now he's working full time in a landscaping position, while applying for law enforcement positions. He's taking tests, but the process is nearly a year long. His current position pays good, but no insurance. He figures his purchase of a new car took precedence over spending on health insurance. He said if he has to, he'll work part-time at grocery chain to get insurance. Funny that he could figure that out, without the government.
     
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    Obama's public option on health insurance will require everybody to obtain insurance so that there will be plenty of money to pay the claims. By his demanding that everybody obtain health insurance it is just one more way in which the government is trying to take control of your life. Hope people are smart enough to see this. Obama is a socialist. He wants to move his socialist programs forward - by force if necessary.
     
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    What's wrong with your child?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?

    After 12 years at a government school they are supposed to be willing and ready to demand food stamps and other bureaucratic largesse - they are suppose to understand that their government and neighbors owe him a living.


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    This is what I don't understand. If people are to be fined $3800 for opting out of insurance, then why shouldn't illegals be included.? Everyone is making a big stink about illegals being included in HR 3200, and I don't see why they shouldn't be. Shouldn't they be fined as well? Am I missing something?
     
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    Yes, you can't see it because you don't have your idiot glasses on.
     
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    My brother recently lost his job, due to health issues. His health insurance (he worked for the county as a probation supervisor) only paid a small portion of his bills and he forked over lots of money out of pocket. They wouldn't even cover a psychiatrist.

    He is still not able to look for work yet, as they cannot seem to figure out all that is wrong. He is on COBRA for the time being but when that runs out, if he still doesn't have a job - - - he will be forced, according to Obama, to purchase insurance or pay a fine.

    How's that freedom? It isn't, it's uncle tying the apron strings tighter.
     
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    What is really interesting is the fact that before 1965 we had open borders:rolleyes: with Mexico and Canada - healthcare was never a problem or an issue - why is it now?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?


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