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Reply to "Supreme Court upholds health-care law, individual mandate"

Originally Posted by sunnubian:

Actually, don't you think that the individual mandate is really no different than having to have car insurance (which in and of itself is an individual mandate); where it would be unfair for one or some to drive around without insurance, and when they are in an accident the person/people with insurance have to pay for that person's lack of insurance? 

 

 

 

 

You know ... it's not that I object to the idea of a "mandate," so to speak, for everyone to have to pay for their own health insurance.  But I actually better liked the idea of paying for it more like we pay into Social Security ... as a payroll or income tax.

 

For one, I think that way the government would have a better chance of collecting it .. and also, it wouldn't be the same as people having to come out of their pocket with a large chunk of cash all at once.

 

That was pretty much the one and only difference between Candidate Obama and Candidate Clinton's health care proposals during the 2008 election.  I just liked her's better. 

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