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"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress & the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
- Abraham Lincoln
Again, I will ask.
Isn't anybody here angry that Obama gave corporations a one year pass on the mandate but shut down the governemnt because he didn't want to do the same for individuals?
Individuals, you know the Little people Obama always talks about helping, will have to pay for the whole thing while corporations get to wait a year.
Just before the shut down the two ítems of contention were the one year delay for the individual mandate and having the congressional staff subject to the same Obamacare that everybody else is.
Who can argue that those are unreasonable requests and worthy of shutting down the government on the part of the President?
"The confusion arises from the fact that 20 years ago, I held the view that as a technical matter, some form of requirement to purchase insurance was needed in a near-universal insurance market to avoid massive instability through "adverse selection" (insurers avoiding bad risks and healthy people declining coverage). At that time, President Clinton was proposing a universal health care plan, and Heritage and I devised a viable alternative.
My view was shared at the time by many conservative experts, including American Enterprise Institute (AEI) scholars, as well as most non-conservative analysts. Even libertarian-conservative icon Milton Friedman, in a 1991 Wall Street Journal article, advocated replacing Medicare and Medicaid "with a requirement that every U.S. family unit have a major medical insurance policy."
My idea was hardly new. Heritage did not invent the individual mandate.
But the version of the health insurance mandate Heritage and I supported in the 1990s had three critical features. First, it was not primarily intended to push people to obtain protection for their own good, but to protect others. Like auto damage liability insurance required in most states, our requirement focused on "catastrophic" costs — so hospitals and taxpayers would not have to foot the bill for the expensive illness or accident of someone who did not buy insurance."
Don't blame Heritage for ObamaCare mandate