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GoBucs22 October 24th, 2013 10:05pm

Do you agree with the Supreme Court that the individual mandate (part of Obamacare) requiring people without health insurance to pay a fine is constitutional?

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mountainmafia Boston
10/26/13 8:01 am

I get the by laws making it so, but the logic just isn't present. Don't make enough to afford healthcare, yet don't make as little as required to qualify for ACA, and yet they wanna fine (and not a cheap fine mind you) you. Doesn't make sense.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/24/13 3:27 pm

Just barely on the technicality. It would be a slam-dunk yes if it was a tax to pay for a public healthcare option that could be deferred for those who elect to purchase conforming private health insurance.

GoBucs22 Chief of the Obanjes
10/24/13 5:50 pm

Well that's exactly what it isn't: optional

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/24/13 8:28 pm

Well, we didn't get the public option anyway, so it's just a dream for someday.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/25/13 3:05 pm

It is constitutional, as rightfully decided by SCOTUS. It would never even have been in question if everyone paid a healthcare tax and was automatically enrolled in a public option unless they opted out by buying private insurance.

poopinacan South Carolina
10/26/13 8:58 pm

not looking at technicalities; why in america, a place where we are free to do as we please, are we forced by the government to look after our own safety, when that is not the government's role? In no way should this be allowed or in place

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/26/13 9:03 pm

We already have that in every aspect of our lives. Medications have to be approved. Cars have to meet safety standards. Pilots need to pass a test to get a license. Buildings are built to "code". We even have speed limits on highways.