History of the Individual Health Insurance Mandate, 1989-2010

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ClosedCaption, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. ClosedCaption
    Offline

    ClosedCaption Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    47,532
    Thanks Received:
    5,965
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Ratings:
    +17,151
    These Radicals Really make me mad :mad:

    History of the Individual Health Insurance Mandate, 1989-2010 - Health Care Reform - ProCon.org

    Sidenote: Pawlenty, Romney, Santorum and Newt all were socialist radicals before they were against it
     
  2. Oddball
    Offline

    Oddball BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    41,428
    Thanks Received:
    8,397
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Drinking wine, eating cheese, catching rays
    Ratings:
    +8,409
    It was a stupid idea then and it's a stupid idea now.

    BTW, how does it feel to be so devoid of any original thoughts, that you have to steal stupid ideas from your reputed opposition?
     
  3. ClosedCaption
    Offline

    ClosedCaption Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    47,532
    Thanks Received:
    5,965
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Ratings:
    +17,151
    Not stupid idea, a leftist socialist radical idea pushed by the GOP for a decade. Only once Obama proposed it did they realize, 10 years later, that they were against it.
     
  4. Oddball
    Offline

    Oddball BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    41,428
    Thanks Received:
    8,397
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Drinking wine, eating cheese, catching rays
    Ratings:
    +8,409
    So, you admit that it's socialistic and not even an original idea....About time.

    And, yes, it's fucking stupid no matter who came up with it.
     
  5. Dont Taz Me Bro
    Offline

    Dont Taz Me Bro USMB Mod Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Messages:
    31,590
    Thanks Received:
    6,682
    Trophy Points:
    1,170
    Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Ratings:
    +17,465
    That won't stop it from being declared unconstitutional in a few months.
     
  6. ClosedCaption
    Offline

    ClosedCaption Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    47,532
    Thanks Received:
    5,965
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Ratings:
    +17,151
    So you admit the Heritage Foundation, Newt, Pawlenty, Mitt, Santorum etc are all socialist? :badgrin:
     
  7. JoeB131
    Offline

    JoeB131 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Messages:
    80,423
    Thanks Received:
    6,869
    Trophy Points:
    1,815
    Location:
    Chicago, Chicago, that Toddling Town
    Ratings:
    +14,995
    My thoughts on this.

    Yup, some conservatives thought this was a great idea as an ALTERNATIVE to a single payer, government controlled system.

    And a lot of the hostility towards it is nothing more than hostility towards Obama, not on substance.

    It doesn't make it a good idea.

    The problem is NOT the uninsured. Most of them aren't buying insurance becuase they are young, healthy and any health problems they have can mostly be paid out of pocket.

    The problem is for those who do need health insurance. The old, the unhealthy, those with chronic conditions.... The thing is that their expenses are increasing at 3 times the rate of inflation. and the base is not strong enough to support that.

    All a "mandate" does is get people who don't need it to pay for those who do. So it's really a tax by other means. With Big Insurance getting its cut. It doesn't solve the major problem, the runaway cost of health care.
     
  8. Oddball
    Offline

    Oddball BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    41,428
    Thanks Received:
    8,397
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Drinking wine, eating cheese, catching rays
    Ratings:
    +8,409
    Yes, yes I do.

    I've opposed all of those dweebs.

    G'head and ask anyone who knows me, knucklehead.

    Next worthless retort?
     

Share This Page