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?
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.
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.
Well that's exactly what it isn't: optional
Well, we didn't get the public option anyway, so it's just a dream for someday.
You've lost me
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.
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
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.