Thursday, July 12, 2012

House Republicans are on a mission to repeal President Obama’s health-care overhaul, and they’re latching onto the wording of the Supreme Court’s recent decision two weeks ago.,..... this time making the argument that by doing so, they’d be saving about 20 million Americans from paying an unnecessary tax. “This is a major tax with major implications. Democrats have argued that the individual mandate was necessary to improve the nation’s health,” said House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp during Tuesday’s debate. “So what’s next? Will they require you to purchase low-fat or low-salt foods or pay a tax because they think it’s good for you?"

"20 million Americans"? No, it's only those who can afford health insurance and refuse to do so. In Massachusetts, it's only 1%.  The food analogy is fun but off the mark, If you fail to eat your peas, no one else suffer; but those who fail to buy insurance may well burden our hospitals or other parts of our health care system.


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