I would like to know the constitutionality of:
- The Federal government forcing a private citizen to buy a commodity
- Forcing citizens of other states to pay for the Medicare/Medicaid of Nebraska
I agree we need health care reform. There is no question, but is this how we want to do this as a nation?
It is illegal to buy a private citizens vote, yet it is alright to by a U.S. Senator's vote? How did that become o.k.? When is either party going to finally stand up for what is right?
I thought the Democrats and President Obama ran on a platform of transparency, honesty, and change. I am concerned with what is happening.
the difference between car and health insurance is that you need car insurance to make sure you can pay for damages to Others. Health insurance is just covering costs you might incur, big difference.
Auto insurance is not mandated. Driving is a privilege in all 50 states. No one has to buy a car, or apply for a drivers license. Many make the choice to live close enough to work to ride a bike or walk. Others choose public transportation or a car pool.
Health Insurance as the current bill in congress is written requires citizens to purchase it. It is a federal mandate to buy a private commodity. I believe that is not constitutional and those making that statement have a point. You cannot force a U.S. citizen to buy a product because they were born.
Last edited by The Truth; 12-23-09 at 10:50 PM.
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True it is harder to opt out of care, though many don't buy, but receive care all the same, often through the most expensive avenue, the ER. If you can show me how they can opt out of care and not use care when needed, I might agree with you.
With Health care...well...we don't always need it all the time, and it's more for if we ourselves get sick. And there's no privilege we're being granted that requires the responsibility of having health care.
but that's really not an argument for or against, it's just kinda eh.