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Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah
told CNSNews.com that he does not believe the Democrats’ health-care reform plan is constitutionally justifiable, noting that if the federal government can force Americans to buy health insurance “then there is literally nothing the federal government can’t force us to do.”
Both the House and Senate versions of the health-care reform plan would force all individuals who are citizens or legal residents of the United States to buy health insurance. President Obama has endorsed this provision.
Quote from : The Heritage Foundation Morning Bell : The Public Option Is Neither Public, Nor An Option
Five different organizations and offices have made predictions of how many Americans could end up enrolled in the public option, including:
The Lewin Group, the Congressional Budget Office, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Urban Institute, and Health Systems Innovations Network.
They all tell a similar story:
the number of Americans that end up in the government run plan will greatly depend on who is allowed to buy into it, and how much they have to pay.
The Lewin Group–an independent health care analysis firm–was the first to estimate the impact of creating such a new public plan, when University of California at Berkeley professor of political science Jacob Hacker worked with them to create a model health plan for the Economic Policy Institute.
The left loved the numbers Lewin produced for Hacker’s plan, but they immediately turned on Lewin and began attacking its credibility once Lewin analyzed the actual legislation in the House.
Originally posted by SpartanKingLeonidas
I will not buy a program, package, or product I do not want, need, nor believe in.
You cannot force me to purchase something, especially when I do not have the money to purchase it, due to a lack of finances already.
Why would I ever accept a healthcare package I do not need nor desire to pay for?
Simple answer, I will not.
Originally posted by Paroxysm
You pay the illegal income tax, don't you?
Very few of us agree with what that get's spent on (mostly interest) yet most of us pay it, why?
Because the courts are owned and think that all the laws are legit, and therefore will force you to pay and make you out to be a criminal if you do not. They will enforce this at gunpoint, with the threat of a criminal history and jail time, whenever they please. Throughout history in the US we have always seemed to make more room in the prisons for those who try not paying the tax man.
Is any of the above constitutional or in the interest of personal liberty? Obviously not, but it goes on and on as we all try and ignore the giant pink elephant in the room, feeding it the peanuts it demands, and hoping it will just not step on us.
When they write it on the books as a crime if you don't pay, it will be enforced just like all of those that have come before it.
Why is everyone ready to spit a side over being fined/taxed over just one more thing? Why all of a sudden is the mandatory healthcare fee/tax breaking the camels back?
Haven't you noticed that ~25% of your wages are stolen from you every week? This can't be any worse than that.
Cities and Counties are also on the bridge of fiscal bankruptcy, and local fees/taxes are skyrocketing so that they can maybe stave off the inevitable just a little bit longer. Have you seen the price tag on speeding tickets, or even property taxes lately?
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Would they qualify for Medicare or Medicard ?
When do you regard the social cost of an issue being high enough that the government should step in either regulate or provide services ?