This is the motto of liberalism!!! No one else believes this.Any one of us can take certain articles ( bill of rights included ) and and make an arguement for or against healtcare reform.
I beleive that I have read that Reagan piece before or at least major excerpts from it. In fact Reagan was the one who coined the terme "socialized medicine". Do you know why Reagan was so hot against Medicare? One good theeory is that his father-inlaw highly influenced him and/or he was going in-law-dad a favor. You see daddy-in-law was an MD and at that time docs were dead set against Medicare. Of back them docs pretty charged whatver the hell they wanted and us poor insurance companies paid it or the people without insurance paid it.
Medicare has it's flaws but it has provided an opportnity for a lot of our eleders to have lived a bit longer.
You say " They want to force you to buy something you may not want (Individual rights)
" Well the states do that already even though the states want states rights yet don't the staes make to carry liability( Property/BI) insurance for the right to own/operate a motor vehicle ? Don't states make companies carry Workers Comp insurance to compensate injured workers? States even set the Comp schedules that us poor insurance companies must pay out. yet that all is called for the public good or for the good of the public. The same can be said of local taxes that go mostly for edication. If you do not believe in universal education you may try to claim that local txes are "illigitimate" because they go for free education for people you may not like or maybe ou like them but feel that you do not want o pay for their kid's education.
You say "The possibility to take your property (money) to give to someone else (Individual rights)" Well if you are talking about taxes the Constitution gives Congress that right.
You say "They will have to mandate laws to the states on how to prosecute & most likely regulate the industry(States rights)". Well maybe but us ppoor insurance companies are aleady regulated by 50 staes, one district, and some territories. Yet medicare does have compensation schedule so my guess is that yes there will be Federals reqs. If it's a Fedreal program yes it will have Federal regs. Well if you are an absolute states rightist I can see where you feel that way. Well you know we are a modern, large, industrial nation now and are not 13 self contained former colonies anymore.
You say "Fine you for not obeying an illegitimate law (Individual rights)" Wel that depends on which laws you consider illegitimate. People who are pot heads, or crack heads, oxycondon, or heroine addicts may consider drug laws as illegitimate. Some legal drug manufacturers may consider the laws enforced by the FDA as illligitimate. Dirt bags and even honest conscientious objectors considered draft laws of the selctive service as illegitimate law.
A major part of what we consider as legal or illegal, legitimate or illigitimate, is governed by our own belief system.