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I am ignoring the site because I would rather take my chances than pay THOUSANDS of dollars. I can not afford 100 dollars a month for a family let alone Thousands.
I feel I am speaking for many others as well.
Frankly I am just waiting for the implosion of the health care act.
reply to post by xuenchen
There is a very interesting question here. What defines "knowledge?" Is it presumed that everyone in the country, all 350 million people, watch TV news?
Millions of laws, you have to know each and every one of them, so what is being used as "you knew all about it but chose to ignore it?" Is "word of mouth" the effort here? News paper headlines? Even the congress people do not know the law.
TV news swore you could keep your own plan, they were wrong. TV new swore prices would go down, they were wrong. To TV news isn't a reliable anything. And the exact same thing can be said for every congressman. No one seems to know the law, so...
Since the government has not personally, PERSONALLY informed each and every person by certified letter what is the obligation?
Ignorantia juris non excusat or ignorantia legis neminem excusat (Latin for "ignorance of the law does not excuse" or "ignorance of the law excuses no one") is a legal principle holding that a person who is unaware of a law may not escape liability for violating that law merely because he or she was unaware of its content. In the United States, exceptions to this general rule are found in cases such as Lambert v. California (knowledge of city ordinances) and Cheek v. United States (willfulness requirement in U.S. federal tax crimes).
European-law countries with a tradition of Roman law may also use an expression from Aristotle translated into Latin: nemo censetur ignorare legem (nobody is thought to be ignorant of the law) or ignorantia iuris nocet (not knowing the law is harmful).
Ignorantia juris non excusat
People could ALWAYS receive healthcare.
Laws are in place so that no-one can be turned away from receiving care. The poor know this. They also know that they'll get care if they spend money or if they don't. So they won't spend the money.
*caveat; I'm sure that there are examples of people being turned away from hospitals. I'm speaking in general terms and of current laws.
Everybody seems to be missing the point. ACA was NEVER MEANT TO WORK!!! The entire idea behind it was to destroy the current system and blame it on the evil insurance companies, thus opening the door for a single payer system. Once that happens it is all over. You thought what Bloomberg's tried to do in New York was over the top, you haven't seen anything yet.