Sunday, September 18, 2011
So, "they're" saying now that the individual mandate is unconstitutional. Alright, fine. What about this scenario instead? Instead of the government mandating that an individual purchase a health insurance plan/policy, the government STRONGLY SUGGESTS that the individual purchase one. No, you don't have to buy health insurance (at a sliding scale of affordability, obviously), BUT, if you don't purchase a policy, then the government doesn't have to provide you with Medicaid AND a hospital isn't required to treat you. Yes, they certainly can if they choose to and a charity can also kick in but NOTHING in terms of a free lunch from the U.S. taxpayers. What do you say that we get together and call this plan the "individual suggestion"?