posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 10:11 PM
reply to post by Bassago
Land of the Fee.
There is still the freedom of choice, to opt out or not. Americans just have to pay for the privilege now.
Come to America, don't get insurance (or simply get born here and don't get insurance), then get in a accident or need some surgery.
Regardless of circumstance, once you get it done, and you fail to pay due to no insurance, that then gets paid by the taxpayers.
As a conservative, are you perfectly happy with paying the much higher cost emergency care to the individual that oped out?
Once you answer that, explain to me what your interpretation of conservatism is and its main fiscal goals...keep in mind while typing it that you are
arguing that you should be set with the bill of those whom cannot or will not pay their own bill.
Then finally, tear up your "I am a conservative" sticker once you realize your arguing against sound fiscal conservatism in favor
the individual mandate was a "contract with(on) America" conservative idea from the 90s to oppose Hillarycare and her single payer system idea..it
is a page directly out of the gop book, hense why liberals don't like Obamacare (it has no single payer system..it is a conservative
policy)..conservatives oppose obamacare not because of any reasonable principle..it is all about who is presenting it.
if in 2017, a conservative sits in office, he will rename Obamacare, change some very minor things, and conservatives will cheer.
At least Liberals will be consistant and still not like it.
Mad Max rules are not an option here. this isn't Somolia..Government must and will do something about healthcare. Does it -really- matter what party
is attached to it? for most in the world, its a no..for many in the US, it is yes..because we are nuts.