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The Supreme Court healthcare opinion: The individual mandate survives as a tax. You can read the full opinion
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A) The healthcare "mandate" will affect less than 6% of Americans who currently do not have healthcare.
B) How is this oppressive? The idea is to lower costs by forcing freeloaders to pay for their healthcare, where they are currently subsidized by responsible Americans. How is that oppressive? You like the idea that a contractor who refuses to buy health insurance ends up with a $20,000 emergency room bill that he will never pay? Which part do you like, the one where he declares bankruptcy to avoid paying the bill and ruins his credit or the part where the rest of us have to subsidize his care with higher premiums?
C) If you really want to affect the "nanny" mentality in this country, reform the welfare and u/e system in this country: stop paying lazy people. But we won't do that with double digit unemployment will we? Lord knows the middle class has to support the unmotivated and underemployed that the upper class laid off to move jobs to India and China. Now THAT makes perfect sense.
Jun 28 12:30 PM
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