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    Re: BREAKING: Mitt Romney Urged Obama to Embrace the Individual Mandate

    Quote Originally Posted by finebead View Post
    I agree. I think Romney was right in Mass., as is Obama. The individual mandate is the only way. The freeloaders have to be made to pay their way. Everyone has to pay in if everyone is to covered.
    Not only that. It's going to have to include some sort of tort reform and a cap on costs.

    If everyone does not pay in, you are left with 2 bad options:
    1. Ins. companies are free to reject sick people who apply for coverage after they are sick and drop people who become sick if they hurt your profit margin too bad and make your stock price go down (a guaranteed profit plan for the ins. companies and NOT a national healthcare plan). That's the way it is today, and it is terrible for people who lose a job and then have a serious illness.
    2. The ins. companies must insure anyone who walks up and retain them if they get sick, in which case nobody who is well would buy insurance until they got sick. Then the rates would be sky high, as the insurance company is in essence just paying the bills for the sick people and adding a markup for the insurance company's profit. That doesn't make sense at all.
    The end product may very well exlude insurance companies.

    A way to "encourage" people to buy insurance (at least a catastrophic coverage plan) would be to let people die if they are in a bad accident and don't have insurance or the money to pay for the ER care. Right now there is little incentive for many who can afford health care to purchase insurance, since the law says if you are brought to an emergency room and are in life threatening danger, they must treat you. If you've been healthy all your life, you can take a chance and freeload on the taxpayers dime. You stay healthy, you don't pay; you get in a severe accident, your neighbor pays for you. Sweet deal.
    We are never going to get a program where people are forced to buy something and we are never going to just allow people to die. The only way we can do it is with a program similiar to medicaid.

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    Re: BREAKING: Mitt Romney Urged Obama to Embrace the Individual Mandate

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Santorum is only a conservative when it comes to bible thumping social issues like making rape victims bear the product of the rape.

    He's no conservative when it comes to shrinking the government
    None of them are when they actually get in a position of power. When will the legions of the right realize that?
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    Re: BREAKING: Mitt Romney Urged Obama to Embrace the Individual Mandate

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    None of them are when they actually get in a position of power. When will the legions of the right realize that?
    Maybe when liberals learn you can't spend your way out of debt.
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    Re: BREAKING: Mitt Romney Urged Obama to Embrace the Individual Mandate

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Hence the Santorum surge among conservatives. Romney's no conservative. Nothing in the OP surprises me.
    too bad Romney will be the GOP nominee.


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    Re: BREAKING: Mitt Romney Urged Obama to Embrace the Individual Mandate

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Santorum is only a conservative when it comes to bible thumping social issues like making rape victims bear the product of the rape.

    He's no conservative when it comes to shrinking the government
    oh my, you have no idea how much I love this post!!!!! thank you TD.

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    Re: BREAKING: Mitt Romney Urged Obama to Embrace the Individual Mandate

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    LOL And he says he would eliminate Obamacare because of the mandate? What further proof do you have that Romney will say anything in order to be elected. The man has no core principles other than he's all about money - he's for the rich and that's all.
    Nobody really needed any further proof. Why do you think there are so many AnybodybutRomney candidates out there?

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    Re: BREAKING: Mitt Romney Urged Obama to Embrace the Individual Mandate

    The anti-Romney attacks are getting ridiculous. I don't even support the guy but it seems "conservative" only means being a sanctimonious, anti-education, Bible thumping, bigot.
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    Re: BREAKING: Mitt Romney Urged Obama to Embrace the Individual Mandate

    Mit Romney's not a progressive. End of story.

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    Re: BREAKING: Mitt Romney Urged Obama to Embrace the Individual Mandate

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinS View Post
    Mit Romney's not a progressive. End of story.
    He's not. However he's not a bible thumper either. Which irks the right wing.
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