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In Reply to: RE: Maybe I missed the part of... posted by mkuller on June 28, 2012 at 11:36:29
There is a difference between suggesting to someone they carry health care and requiring it under penalty of law.
The same difference exists between suggesting healthy lifestyles and requiring it - which Obamacare most certainly does not.
...to be treated in the ER with no health insurance, not pay for it and have the cost passed on to me, then you should be forced to buy insurance.
With rights come responsibilities.
Correct, Mr. Personal Responsibility?
We've had this discussion before. It makes no sense to spend $100B per year to *fix* a $50B problem.
...applauding at the Republican debates when Paul said "let them die".
Obamacare is only a start - there still have to be a lot of changes in our healthcare system to control costs.
Requiring the insurance companies to spend 80% of the premium on actual care was only the beginning.
Medicare's overhead is less than 4%...
when people die from complications related to lack of access to care. While it's technically "free" when someone dies, it's up to you if that's how you want to do your accounting.
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