This is an outstanding article. It hits at the heart of the problem with mandates, Obamacare, and progressive liberal ideas in general. Individuals and families should be responsible for themselves first, then neighbors, then private organizations for social good. The government should be the last to intervene.
Ripping away choice and responsibility from individuals and families is detrimental to society. Progressives claim they are compassionate and community oriented. Yet studies show they are the least likely to donate their own money to good causes. Maybe they feel everyone is as selfish with their own money as they are so government has to steal it from those who take responsibility for their lives, families, and communities.