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    Senate Bill Fines People More Than $1,000 for Refusing Health Care Coverage

    WASHINGTON -- Americans who refuse to buy affordable medical coverage could be hit with fines of more than $1,000 under a health care overhaul bill unveiled Thursday by key Senate Democrats looking to fulfill President Obama's top domestic priority.

    The Congressional Budget Office estimated the fines will raise around $36 billion over 10 years. Senate aides said the penalties would be modeled on the approach taken by Massachusetts, which now imposes a fine of about $1,000 a year on individuals who refuse to get coverage. Under the federal legislation, families would pay higher penalties than individuals.
    Senate Bill Fines People More Than $1,000 for Refusing Health Care Coverage - Political News - FOXNews.com

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    Re: Senate Bill Fines People More Than $1,000 for Refusing Health Care Coverage

    Awesome! the government knows better than you!
    You should try to remember, ideas are conveyed by researching information, vetting sources, and confirming said information. Not by regurgitating talking points given to you by your "news" station.
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    Re: Senate Bill Fines People More Than $1,000 for Refusing Health Care Coverage

    Wtf?!?!?!?
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    Re: Senate Bill Fines People More Than $1,000 for Refusing Health Care Coverage

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Wtf?!?!?!?



    Well if you refuse health care, obviously you have an extra grand laying around....
    You should try to remember, ideas are conveyed by researching information, vetting sources, and confirming said information. Not by regurgitating talking points given to you by your "news" station.
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    Re: Senate Bill Fines People More Than $1,000 for Refusing Health Care Coverage

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Well if you refuse health care, obviously you have an extra grand laying around....
    how could I have forgotten!
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    Re: Senate Bill Fines People More Than $1,000 for Refusing Health Care Coverage

    Soak up all that Hope-n-Change.
    Last edited by apdst; 07-02-09 at 07:49 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    So there is absolutely no evidence this woman, whom you called a slut, did this but you are ready to take someone's word as evidence. Guess you don't think witch hunts have to end when it's going after the certain people.

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    Re: Senate Bill Fines People More Than $1,000 for Refusing Health Care Coverage

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Well if you refuse health care, obviously you have an extra grand laying around....
    I would save 2 grand a year by paying the fine.
    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    So there is absolutely no evidence this woman, whom you called a slut, did this but you are ready to take someone's word as evidence. Guess you don't think witch hunts have to end when it's going after the certain people.

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    Re: Senate Bill Fines People More Than $1,000 for Refusing Health Care Coverage

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I would save 2 grand a year by paying the fine.



    but you wouldnt be covered.
    You should try to remember, ideas are conveyed by researching information, vetting sources, and confirming said information. Not by regurgitating talking points given to you by your "news" station.
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    Re: Senate Bill Fines People More Than $1,000 for Refusing Health Care Coverage

    This is irony at its best.

    Obama goes on the tube ranting against how credit card companies unilaterally decide to fine people for the common, even 'good' practices of over drawing their accounts, refusing to pay their debts and the like. He defends his speech by saying the credit card company's rules are thick and hard to understand, if not intentionally obtuse.

    Now Obama goes on the tube ranting for how the government unilaterally decides (hold the phone!) it's perfectly acceptable to fine people for the common, even 'good' practices of refusing health coverage and the like. He attacks them in spite of health care rules which are thick, hard to understand and intentionally obtuse.

    Hypocrisy is alive and well in America.

    If it's a private company fining people for 'being poor,' then it's "corporate greed."

    If it's the government fining people for 'being irresponsible,' then it's "social justice."

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    Re: Senate Bill Fines People More Than $1,000 for Refusing Health Care Coverage

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Wtf?!?!?!?

    That was my thought as well.

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