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    Fines proposed for going without health insurance

    Fines proposed for going without health insurance

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans would be fined up to $3,800 for failing to buy health insurance under a plan that circulated in Congress on Tuesday as President Barack Obama met Democratic leaders to search for ways to salvage his health care overhaul.

    In advance of what Obama hopes will be a game-changing speech to lawmakers, the one idea that most appeals to the Democrats' liberal base lost ground in Congress. Prospects for a government-run plan to compete with private insurers sank as a leading moderate said he could no longer support the idea.
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    All I can say:
    Punishing families who can't afford health care to begin with just doesn't make sense.

    Justification for the requirement/fines:
    Just as auto coverage is now mandatory in most states, Baucus would a require that all Americans get health insurance once the system is overhauled. Penalties for failing to get insurance would start at $750 a year for individuals and $1,500 for families. Households making more than three times the federal poverty level - about $66,000 for a family of four - would face the maximum fines. For families, it would be $3,800, and for individuals, $950
    Anyone else see the flaw in this argument?
    That, maybe, driving a car on the road is a -privilege- you -choose- to exercise?

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    Re: Fines proposed for going without health insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    All I can say:
    Has already been said by American in this thread.
    *insert profound statement here*

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    Re: Fines proposed for going without health insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Has already been said by American in this thread.
    I see that now.
    Color me embarassed.

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    Re: Fines proposed for going without health insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    My Way News - Fines proposed for going without health insurance



    All I can say:
    Punishing families who can't afford health care to begin with just doesn't make sense.

    Justification for the requirement/fines:

    Anyone else see the flaw in this argument?
    That, maybe, driving a car on the road is a -privilege- you -choose- to exercise?
    Did you even read the article?

    It seems you didn't.

    Because it was a terribly written article.

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    Re: Fines proposed for going without health insurance

    Hey Goobie, the thread is a dupe.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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    Re: Fines proposed for going without health insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Limt View Post
    Did you even read the article?

    It seems you didn't.

    Because it was a terribly written article.
    How does the article being terribly written in any way necessitate that I didn't read it?

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    Re: Fines proposed for going without health insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Hey Goobie, the thread is a dupe.
    I see that now. Again.
    Color me embarassed.

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