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Obamacare Affirmed: The Aftermath

Rumi Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 4:43 PM
"Obamacare compels you to purchase a product from a private corporation" I see. So if you buy a product from a private corporation, you're paying a tax to that company. Like when you buy a child's car seat (required by law) - you're paying taxes to Evenflo.
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 5:11 PM
have a major medical plan although I could self-insure. If I were to get pregnant, I could write a cheque. Why do I have to carry maternity? Why do I have to have coverage for gender reassignment, drug/alcohol treatment, prostate issues, or whatever?

Insurance isn't Medicare or Social Security. It is not supposed to be a programme where I am paying for old and sick people in the hope that someone down the line will pay for me when I'm old and sick. That's not why I purchase insurance. I insure things for time periods. I negotiate my insurance policy and premiums. I've never had a problem with insurance. I like my capitalist insurance company. It makes a profit. It serves me well and, if that should ever change, I can take my
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 5:06 PM
"So if you buy a product from a private corporation, you're paying a tax to that company."

I purchase products that I choose to buy.

"Like when you buy a child's car seat (required by law) - you're paying taxes to Evenflo."

Don't I have to first make elective decisions like 1) having a child, and 2) driving a child in a car?

Again, if I want to self-insure or only have a major medical plan, why do I have to purchase a plan approved by the government that has all sorts of coverage I DO NOT WANT?

I do not purchase insurance to help out any other people. When you get auto insurance, do you ask to pay more so that the teenager with the 3 crashes and 6 speeding tickets can pay a lower rate?

I am young and healthy. I pay out-of-pocket and
Ken6226 Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 4:55 PM
The Supreme Court upheld ObamaCare on the grounds that it's a tax. If it's not a tax, then it's unconstitutional. You can't have it both ways, little boy.
McGovern Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 4:49 PM
If you don't want a car seat, don't have a kid or drive a car.

If you don't want health care, don't ... oh, wait. You have to buy healthcare.

It has been a remarkable and consequential 24 hours.  Over the last day, the American political landscape has -- in both the long and short term -- shifted considerably.  The president's signature legislative "achievement" has been Constitutionally affirmed by a slim majority of the United States Supreme Court.  The president momentarily celebrated his victory, even as many of his down-ballot Democratic compadres ducked and covered.  The conservative movement has been set ablaze over an issue that largely fueled its historic triumph in 2010.  And a series of watershed legal precedents have been established.  Let's begin by examining the long...