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Originally posted by sdcigarpig
I am just wondering how long till the first lawsuit is brought up on the validity of that a person does not have a job, getting very low pay and has no means to get health insurance, due to the cost? And what the process would be, as this makes absolutely no sense. I am living from paycheck to paycheck, it is spent before I get to it, as I am taxed heavily, have no health insurance what so ever. I work less hours than a part time person, so now I have to spend what little money I have to get health insurance, that will not cover me?
It is a tax, but more importantly it is all about taking a person's right to choose not to have coverage away. Some young people, perhaps just out of college or working in a lower paying job where they are literally living from paycheck to paycheck and cannot afford health insurance will be forced to get coverage that will leave them broke, these are the people who will learn what they lost here first. Freedom!
Why all this drama for a system that won't be put into effect until 2013?
Mom's so called SS will not pay for all her medical needs and I can only bring in around $1000 a monthly. There is no way in hell I could afford health insurance!! Fortunately, I have a compassionate doctor who charges very low fee for self pay clients and I can pay it out @ $20 a month. But, I only go to see her if it becomes necessary - as it did this last week.
No wonder the insurance companies are not screaming. You WILL HAVE TO pay them whether you want to or not. You will not have the choice. At the rate they are going we might just as well be slaves...
So much for "free Healthcare" it should be called the "health Insurance rip off bill" so it matches the "Food Safety Con Job bill"
A very similar provision existed in the house bill as a 2.5% income tax surcharge for failure to buy insurance and I argued at the time that failure to pay that income tax surcharge could likely lead to jail time. I guess that assertion wasn't so 'silly', as one poster put it, afterall. More like 'obvious', I would think.
Originally posted by ANNED
i am a disabled veteran and i do not plan to buy health insurance.
Because i am on a veterans pension i do not pay taxes.
As the veterans pension is not counted as income. This means i have $0 income.
So the government ether treats me at a VA hospital or they can throw me in jail and pay even more for my treatment.
Or they can pay for my health insurance (likely cheaper for the government)
So i win any way the government wants to play it.