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Old 12-13-2010, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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"Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli filed the lawsuit challenging the law's requirement that citizens buy health insurance or pay a penalty starting in 2014."

Kinda like, take the pat down or pay a fine.
good one but not really.... the system works for insurance if risk is equal and costs are spread to everyone. otherwise we have a smoker obese and 59 years old ending up costing the system gazillions cuz he did not pay for health care insurance.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Reality
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good one but not really.... the system works for insurance if risk is equal and costs are spread to everyone. otherwise we have a smoker obese and 59 years old ending up costing the system gazillions cuz he did not pay for health care insurance.
What does that have to do with an unconstitutional law that forces free citizens to buy a private product or service?
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:43 AM
 
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good one but not really.... the system works for insurance if risk is equal and costs are spread to everyone. otherwise we have a smoker obese and 59 years old ending up costing the system gazillions cuz he did not pay for health care insurance.
Shouldn't everyone be forced to buy a terrorist flight insurance policy, or be refused service?
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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nothing like a little hay seed sprinkled with vodka. wow. try telling that to the millions of children who now have health insurance coverage due to the bill smartee pants.
What? You must have missed the fact that employers are dumping insurance coverage on employees' children because it's too costly.

SEIU just dumped insurance coverage on 30,000 employees' children.
SEIU drops insurance for 30,000 employees' children - blames ObamaCare
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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What does that have to do with an unconstitutional law that forces free citizens to buy a private product or service?
Because the principle of economic substitution does not apply but it does apply to all other commerce including all products. If you want a burger or a car you have choice zillions of choices but if you have a heart attack you have one choice and that is a hospital. given that one choice the government has a lawful right to impose choice and restrictions as you when you do have a heart attack will use up funds (mucho funds) to pay for your care. their is no substitute and as such the gov't has a lawful and compelling interest.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:48 AM
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Location: Katy,TX.
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I guess me being force to have car insurance is unconstitutional LMAO
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Don't get too excited. The insurance companies will make sure this ruling doesn't go down. Mandatory insurance means $$$$ for them.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:49 AM
 
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I guess me being force to have car insurance is unconstitutional LMAO
Actually, it is.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:53 AM
 
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I guess me being force to have car insurance is unconstitutional LMAO
You can choose to not drive a car, and therefore not have to buy auto insurance.

What option is available to avoid the individual mandate? Choose to not be alive?
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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Actually, it is.
Why isn't there an outcry about car insurance? Where are the federal prosecutors about this? Should this be the next fight?
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