Virginia passes 1st bill banning health care mandate

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    Virginia passes 1st bill banning health care mandate



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    Va. passes 1st bill banning health care mandate - More politics- msnbc.com
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    I meant to add, thirty-four other state legislatures have also proposed similar measures per the article.
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    States Right!
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    lets all hope this spreads.
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    So no more Medicare in VA?
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    A ban on mandatory health insurance coverage has to do with this massive health care nightmare that's being proposed by Obama and Congress.

    Something needs to be done about Social Security and Medicare, yes, but not the way it's being proposed. Killing Medicare and shifting everyone to Medicaid is like robbing Peter to pay Paul. People on Medicare pay for that coverage (about $96/month) - it comes right off the top of their Social Security payment before the balance is distributed. People on Social Security who have the so-called "gap insurance" also pay the premium for that coverage as well.

    Medicaid, on the other hand, is fully funded by taxpayers.
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    I've been following this in the Missouri state legislature.

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    This healthcare bullshit is the political death of Barack Obama.

    Seriously, this president has so polarized this great country that he's toast come '12.

    And that is a very good thing my friends.
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    The battle over healthcare will have a longlasting negative impact on our country.
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    Medicare is mandated? Will I get fined and/or imprisoned if I don't take Medicare?
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    Nice point Ms. Mondo.

    George Will made the very same point, the US government can tax to create services but it has never, ever, asserted the power that it can mandate a citizen must buy a product in what would still be a private market or go to prison.

    His argument is that part of the Congressional plan (Obama seems to have no plan) would be struck down by the Supreme Court.
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    I agree. The best that we can hope for at this point seems to be that the current crop of pretenders will be replaced by real leaders, and that the divisions in the electorate may be healed.
    No matter how the current issue of health care is settled, I can see reasons that both these things could begin to take place.
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    This is where the real power of the Constitution shines through. Of course, move like this will be denounced by every socialist and all those who are in favor of big centralized federal government to control everyone and everything.
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    this surely must be treason! :lol::lol::lol::lol:
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    You can't NOT take medicare. It is mandated. When you turn sixty five they don't ask, they just start pulling your money out of your ss check and automatically enroll you in medicare part A. I think you get to choose about B and D.
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    Actually, you can opt out from Medicare, of course with a risk of losing your SS.

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