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Can anyone explain this?
The Healthcare Reform Act Individual Mandate, which is currently being argued at the Supreme Court over its constitunality, is very confusing to me strictly on an ideological point.
One side, the right mostly, is saying that the government cannot force everyone to buy health insurance. That is pretty understandable, and I truly respect their opinion on the matter. But here is where my confusion comes in...The folks who have no insurance still will be treated when they show up at a hospital, and that cost is built into the price of the Insurance Policy that I pay for.
The freeloaders with no insurance will continue to get treatment when the Individual Mandate is overturned. Don't the people on the right have concerns about people getting health care for free? How is this any different than people getting free food stamps that is such an issue on the right?
The lefties are fighting for people to be responsible, and supporting the idea that everyone maintain individual health coverage.
Doesn't this seem like a total reversal of position between the Right and Left? What am I missing?
(This post was last modified: 03-27-2012 11:01 PM by chipfan.)
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