The poor will not be charged for not having the health insurance they can't afford, and will be supplied with health insurance.
Anything said beyond that on that particular subject is symantic bickering.
In fact, the poor will be rewarded, as not only will they not be punished for breaking the law, they will have the health insurance the law required them to buy supplied to them for free.
That is, they break the law, and I pay to provide their health care.
Something is very, very wrong when the government forces others to reward you for breaking the law.
Last edited by Goobieman; 11-16-09 at 01:21 PM.
You go and read the 1900+ bill that I've already skimmed, and you cite the specific sections that proves that the poor will be rewarded for breaking the law.
Otherwise, admit that you are arguing semantics, and that the whole point of the bill is to provide health insurance to those who can't afford it.
In other words, the point of health insurance, or really any insurance, is to distribute risk in a cost-effect manner.