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Amish, Muslims to be excused from Obamacare mandate?
American Thinker ^ | March 26, 2010 | WordWayze

Posted on 03/25/2010 7:14:15 PM PDT by TigerBait

EMAIL FRIEND | PRINT ARTICLE | 45 COMMENTS | SHARE March 24, 2010 Amish, Muslims to be excused from Obamacare mandate? WordWayze The Senate health care bill just signed contains some exemptions to the "pay-or-play" mandate requiring purchase of Obamacare-approved health insurance or payment of a penalty fine. As Fox News has pointed out, for instance, the Amish are excused from the mandate:

So while most Americans would be required to sign up with insurance companies or government insurance plans, the church would serve as something of an informal insurance plan for the Amish.

Law experts say that kind of exemption withstands scrutiny.

"Here the statute is going to say that people who are conscientiously opposed to paying for health insurance don't have to do it where the conscientious objection arises from religion," said Mark Tushnet a Harvard law professor. "And that's perfectly constitutional."

Apparently, this exemption will apply similarly to believers in Islam, which considers health insurance - and, for that matter, any form of risk insurance - to be haraam (forbidden).

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1 posted on 03/25/2010 7:14:15 PM PDT by TigerBait
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To: TigerBait

If this Obamacare is so great for the US, why so many exemptions?

That should tell the citizens of this country something right there,


2 posted on 03/25/2010 7:15:48 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: TigerBait
What happened to "Separation of Church and state?" /s

Another bogus liberal talking point goes down in flames.

3 posted on 03/25/2010 7:16:46 PM PDT by TigersEye (Down a lazy river ...)
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To: TigerBait

So Christians and Jews are somehow not execpted from Commie care?

How is this NOT unconstitutional?


4 posted on 03/25/2010 7:17:25 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: TigerBait

I wonder who else gets exempted....probably Illegal Aliens, too....


5 posted on 03/25/2010 7:17:39 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (National Security begins at the Border)
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To: TigerBait

Time to grow a beard and start driving a horse and buggy.


6 posted on 03/25/2010 7:18:20 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: TigerBait

Time to grow a beard and start driving a horse and buggy.


7 posted on 03/25/2010 7:18:21 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Ev Reeman

If this were a full-on national health care system like Britain’s (single government payer, supported wholly through universal taxation) these exemptions wouldn’t apply any more. Of course, in order not to totally bust the bank, the quality of care would utterly stink.


8 posted on 03/25/2010 7:18:46 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: TigerBait

But of course. They can exempt themselves in the name of their imaginary god and prophet, but we can’t exempt ourselves because, in all good conscience, we consider it slavery. Sounds fair to me. </sarc>


9 posted on 03/25/2010 7:19:05 PM PDT by Emile ("Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- A. Huxley)
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To: TigerBait
Apparently, this exemption will apply similarly to believers in Islam, which considers health insurance - and, for that matter, any form of risk insurance - to be haraam (forbidden).

So then Muslims don't have to buy auto insurance either? It is risk insurance.

10 posted on 03/25/2010 7:19:36 PM PDT by Starboard
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Then Muslims and Amish should be exempt from getting health care, unless they pay for it directly out of pocket. Oblama has created a giant insurance pool, you don't pay in you shouldn't be able to withdraw from the pool.
11 posted on 03/25/2010 7:19:46 PM PDT by reardensteel
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To: TigerBait

At first blush I said I might consider becoming Amish. Then it occurred to me that I’m not quite ready to give up electricity. Guess I’ll have to take my chances.


12 posted on 03/25/2010 7:19:48 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Starboard

They do a pseudo-insurance kind of thing through their mosques, I believe. The burden for chunks of these expenses pass, round robin, through the membership of the mosques.


13 posted on 03/25/2010 7:21:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Sunshine Sister

Mennonites are Amish with electricity.


14 posted on 03/25/2010 7:21:44 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Marty62
So Christians and Jews are somehow not execpted from Commie care?

How is this NOT unconstitutional?

Just like only whites will pay the taxes on tanning salons. They're the only ones that use them!

15 posted on 03/25/2010 7:22:33 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: TigerBait

Interesting. I wonder who WordWayze is?


16 posted on 03/25/2010 7:23:14 PM PDT by Danae ( The sleeping Giant is awake)
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To: TigerBait

ping


17 posted on 03/25/2010 7:23:42 PM PDT by 4Speed
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To: TigerBait

Where do I sign up to be listed as Amish?


18 posted on 03/25/2010 7:23:43 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: TigerBait

There is a Harvard law professor named TUSHNET?


19 posted on 03/25/2010 7:23:49 PM PDT by Palladin ("It gon' be lak Christmas!"...DeCarlo Flythe)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Can you imagine trying to collect an insurance payout from a mosque? Good thing I have short commutes.


20 posted on 03/25/2010 7:24:07 PM PDT by Starboard
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