Virtually every necessity of life that you purchase bears the burden of government regulation. It is no different than motor vehicle insurance. If you choose to drive a vehicle on United States roads, regardless of whether you are a United States resident or not, you are legally required to carry liability coverage on it. With this bill passing, if you choose to reside in the United States, then you are legally required to carry health insurance coverage. These types of arrangements are examples of social contracts, this is basic civics 101.There is not a single, solitary other example I can think of that the government forces you to buy a commodity without any recourse outside of the penalty. Its NOTHING like car insurance where its only required if you're choosing to actually drive a motor vehicle on the road.
If one does not likes the social contract of a nation, then they have the option of choosing to reside in almost any nation on earth they choose to live in. This is the market of nations that makes up the world we live in. Welcome to modernity.
Yes, there is a long history of the government telling the elderly what they can and cannot eat, do, and so on.The government now has a definitive, substantial stake in health care, meaning that anything that we do that affects it they can claim is under their purview. History has shown us that Congress has zero qualms with taking any minute detail and using it as justification to claim that something is within their jurisdiction. Now suddenly what I eat, what I do, how I choose to deal with my medical expenses, what I choose to do with my body is suddenly the business of the government because it now has a direct affect on an over arching law that doesn't just cover the elderly or veterans but applies to every single solitary American.
Its called representative democracy. This is how it works in most free nations. If you don't like it, you can try to convince others of your views, or move somewhere else. That it is how it works. Again, welcome to modernity.Its disgusting, its disgraceful, and its one of the way they shoved this down our throats while acting like they're ****ing parents and we're all children telling us "We're doing what's best for you" makes me sad to see what has happened to American.