Obveeus wrote: Being forced to buy health insurance is
akin to being forced to buy car insurance.
Both situations are bizarre; if public insurance coverage must
be universal, it should be paid through taxes, administered
by free-enterprise businesses, and monitored for recipient/
administrator/provider fraud by government auditors.
Government mal-administration of mandatory car insurance
purchase has left us with no protection from being harmed
by the worst, most dangerous drivers, who refuse to pay
for the required insurance. Please don't point out that
it's not "mandatory" if you give up the right to drive.
Government administration of mandatory health insurance
payment by individuals is a new proposition. A whole new
government bureaucracy will be needed to administer the
extraction of cash from individuals, under complex formulas,
instead of just funding the insurance through the tax code.
People are accustomed to paying taxes according to whatever
class they are in with respect to income size, property value,
or item purchases, but I hope that 300 million citizens are not
going to placed into a data base so government tax collectors
can identify them and take payments from them individually.
It's a nightmare in the making.