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Forcing People to Buy Health Insurance, It’s Like Making People ‘Sign Up for the Draft’
cnsnews.com ^ | Tuesday, November 10, 2009 | Edwin Mora

Posted on 11/11/2009 4:30:01 PM PST by antonia

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“Specifically where in the Constitution does Congress get its authority to mandate that individuals purchase health insurance?” CNSNews.com asked Reed.

“Let me see,” said Reed. “I would have to check the specific sections, so I’ll have to get back to you on the specific section. But it is not unusual that the Congress has required individuals to do things, like sign up for the draft and do many other things too, which I don’t think are explicitly contained [in the Constitution].

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1 posted on 11/11/2009 4:30:05 PM PST by antonia
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To: antonia

That’s Sen. Reed that is being quoted.


2 posted on 11/11/2009 4:31:10 PM PST by antonia (A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves. - Edward R. Murrow)
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To: antonia

http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/checker.aspx?v=Gd6UZu2GkU


3 posted on 11/11/2009 4:31:54 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: antonia

It’s making people buy something they don’t want to buy. IOW ... a TAX!


4 posted on 11/11/2009 4:33:01 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: antonia

Every congressbilgebag that votes for this is a traitor.


5 posted on 11/11/2009 4:41:19 PM PST by TigersEye (0bama is our first Port of Entry President - I hope he goes home.)
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To: antonia

AFAIK, this has always been their talking point for this objection.


6 posted on 11/11/2009 4:43:01 PM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: antonia
"It’s Like Making People ‘Sign Up for the Draft"

Maybe, if it costs you $10,000 to $15,000 to sign up, and you have to sign up every year.

7 posted on 11/11/2009 4:44:14 PM PST by muddler
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To: antonia
Quick Nevada your squirrel has got out of it's cage.
8 posted on 11/11/2009 4:48:47 PM PST by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: antonia

So then, in the future, depending upon income or subsidies, it could be mandatory to:

buy a car(s),
a house(s),
a health club membership,
furniture,

add your own...


9 posted on 11/11/2009 4:49:35 PM PST by This_far (Mandatory insurance! I thought it was about health care?)
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To: antonia
No, it's like making people buy the exact same bicycle.

Most folks have a bike and like their own, but don't want the government to take their current bike and force them to buy a government designed bike.

Some very few people have no need of a bike. Too bad, the government is now forcing everyone to buy the government issued bike.

Brings to mind a visual:


10 posted on 11/11/2009 4:49:40 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (America, 1776 - 2009. R.I.P.)
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To: org.whodat
Quick Nevada your squirrel has got out of it's cage.

Not that it matters, but that would be the rEEd from Rhode Island. Or SS-DA Same Stuff-Different Ahole

11 posted on 11/11/2009 4:53:32 PM PST by Post5203 (The ONLY WAY out of this mess is to enact term limits on congress)
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To: antonia

Forcing people to buy ‘health insurance’ is an invitation to early death! (and unconstitutional)


12 posted on 11/11/2009 4:56:43 PM PST by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bomb-a administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: BunnySlippers
Does everybody know how insurance should work? IMHO, everybody participates in basic catastrophic and chronic illness coverage and shares the risk and the cost: everybody should be covered birth to death and costs are kept low because of the great number of participants.

Insurance won't work if it insures only "sick" people. Everyone that can afford it should buy insurance and if you have to threaten them it's OK with me. Poor people,temporarily unemployed and children get financial help. Besides, everyone needs it eventually since we are all mortal. And, an open nationwide market with many insurance companies participating also keeps competition high and costs low. No public option needed at all. And we need serious malpractice reform. Any Questions?

13 posted on 11/11/2009 5:01:31 PM PST by johnandrhonda (have you hugged your banjo today?)
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To: antonia

draft? oh.. that’s what they have discussed for those doctors that decide to quit instead of working 80 hrs/week for 1/2 the pay


14 posted on 11/11/2009 5:04:36 PM PST by sten
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To: BunnySlippers

please describe to me the type of person that should not have health insurance (immortal is not a realistic answer).


15 posted on 11/11/2009 5:05:27 PM PST by johnandrhonda (have you hugged your banjo today?)
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To: johnandrhonda

People who have come to this country ILLEGALLY thereby breaking our laws. US citizens should not pay for their healthcare. They have healthcare in Mexico and other places.

Please tell me you are not one of “them”.


16 posted on 11/11/2009 5:10:52 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: johnandrhonda
It's as simple as this, healthcare is a service not a right. It's the people's choice.

Personally, I think there should catastrophic insurance only and everything else is paid out of pocket.
17 posted on 11/11/2009 5:14:37 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Excellent analogy.


18 posted on 11/11/2009 5:15:32 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (I could be wrong, there's a 1st time for everthing. ><BCC> NRA)
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To: johnandrhonda

Insurance won’t work if it insures only “sick” people. Everyone that can afford it should buy insurance and if you have to threaten them it’s OK with me.
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It ain’t okay with me though! I prefer the system the founders intended, if you don’t want health insurance you don’t buy any and if you can’t pay when you need medical care you don’t get any unless some kind physician decides to treat you pro bono. To hell with this cradle to grave government running every detail of life, that life isn’t worth living. Do you have any concept of the word FREEDOM?


19 posted on 11/11/2009 5:24:23 PM PST by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: antonia

For what it’s worth, the draft is also unconstitutional (per the 13th Amendment).


20 posted on 11/11/2009 5:26:06 PM PST by Sloth (For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of the International Olympic Committee.)
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