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1 posted on 12/19/2009 5:27:07 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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68 posted on 01/04/2010 5:14:42 AM PST by afnamvet
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When I make this argument to my Big Government friends, they come back at me with…well, if people don’t have health insurance, they will just go to hospitals and we will end up paying for them anyway. Why should that be? We don’t let people steal food from a supermarket or an apartment from a landlord or clothing from a local shop. Why do we let them take healthcare from a hospital without paying for it?

I have also attempted this argument with people I consider to possess more than enough brain power, common sense, yet they don't see it, either. I also use in my argument the objection to the notion that insurance is the only means one has to pay a hospital bill, the insult to anyone who goes to the ER for care that it is automatically assumed he is a deadbeat, won't pay and the cost ends up being borne on the rest of the consumers. Why is that, where did the notion begin that NO ONE pays a bill out of his own pocket? I'm not talking about those in the country illegally, just your average-Joe-citizen.

I have been coming at the Constitutionality argument from the wrong angle, following those who question where in the Constitution is Congress authorized to make the citizen buy a good/product/service. These yahoos are going to try to expand the interstate commerce clause, as they always do, but I think the question asked should be: Where in the Constitution is Congress given the authority to deny the freedom of the citizen, ie. jail time, if he does not purchase a good/product/service?

69 posted on 01/05/2010 9:17:06 AM PST by MozarkDawg
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BTTT


71 posted on 01/05/2010 9:41:41 AM PST by Jackknife (Chuck Norris grinds his coffee with his teeth, and boils his water with his rage)
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Bump so I can sign up as the Judge’s ‘friend’ on facebook later tonight.


72 posted on 01/05/2010 9:55:46 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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