If their are free riders in HC, it would be better that all pay into the system and pay according to their income. Otherwise the bottom 25% will be locked out of HC.
Liberalism is freedom from tyranny. People of world unite to free us from Wallstreet!
Republicanism is just another word for remaining selfish and ego-centric!
Still waiting for where it is Constitutional to force people to buy health insurance and please don't try the old "auto insurance' excuse.
As for the constitution, if you look, you will find the courts have allowed the government to do things not specifically spelled out in the constitution. You will need a better argument than the one you're trying to make.
Find out why Anthem tried to raise premiums in California and get back to us. Hint, it had something to do with the healthy dropping their insurance.
You really need to think instead of feeling. Think about the mess we have with our govt. today and instead of demonizing private industry you need to demonize the waste, fraud and abuse perpetuated daily by out of control bureaucrats who spend "in the name" of compassiion yet NEVER get compassionate results.
How many will opt out? Probably the same number that can afford insurance now but refuse to buy it. The opt out cost is less than the cost of insurance saving the healthy a lot of money. That number will be in the millions.
The provision actually was taken directly from Wyden's Healthy Americans Act -- the far-more innovative health care reform legislation he authored with Republican co-sponsors. In that bill there is also an individual mandate that would require Americans to purchase insurance coverage. But states that found the mandate objectionable could simply create and insert a new system in its place. All it would require is applying for a waiver from the Department of Health and Human Services, which has a 180-day window to confirm or deny such a waiver.
Wyden: Health Care Lawsuits Moot, States Can Opt Out Of Mandate
Could you be more specific about how individuals can opt out? Link something.