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Individual Freedom Mandate

Posted on Mar 27, 2012

RJ Matson, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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By John Poole, March 28, 2012 at 1:20 pm Link to this comment
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Yes, single payer but if you purposely put yourself at high risk you can’t enter into
the system. I ride a sport bike and I use a helmet. It should be a choice. If one
rides without a helmet and lies at the curb with a bashed in head, the ambulance
should just pass on by. One has made a choice! If one doesn’t want to wear a
helmet, fine but don’t expect miraculous medical intervention to save your life.
Same with all insurance. If I want to buy fire insurance for my house and continue
to light fires in a trash can situated in my living room I should not be allowed to
buy fire insurance. It is simple folks!  If you weight 400lbs don’t expect me to
cover for your surgical procedure to get to a balky appendix buried under 14
inches of fat.

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By LT, March 27, 2012 at 7:39 pm Link to this comment
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I’ve got a funnier cartoon in mind. It would feature elected officials with pig
faces at an ALEC conference taking model legislation and plenty of cash
from corporations who wanted mandates for their own products.

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By heterochromatic, March 27, 2012 at 6:48 pm Link to this comment

——Is there some reason the single payer system cannot
yet be adopted? ———

other than the opposition of the members of Congress
who would not vote for it?

single payer should be possible in future if SCOTUS
doesn’t toss the whole thing.

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By no mans land, March 27, 2012 at 5:29 pm Link to this comment

Wow. I remember when this site was as mad as I was at the individual
mandate. Like me, they considered it the forced purchase of a faulty
product. Like me, they heralded Kucinich for being the only one with
courage to stand up for a single payer system. In fact, I remember when
theandate was the republican answer to “hillary care.” Now that such an
atrocious give away to the insurance industry is about to be defeated and
they want to go all Huffington Post and join the don’t tread on this
president bandwagon? Sorry. He earned every bit of this. In fact, it was one
of the conservative justices who stated that a single paye r system would be
constitutional, not the so called liberal members if the court who defended
this crime as hard as they could. Personally, I think its a blessing. Once this
is gone, the only solution left will be single payer for all.

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