Crime, Politics and Policy reported on the threat of jail for not having the government-mandated health insurance in mid-September. See our earlier report here.
These health "reform" bills totally miss the mark. The current "problem" is one of affordability, not necessarily one of access. This nation can provide appropriate (defined as what you want, and what you need, as decided by you and only you) health care for everyone. The problem is that the bill will only guarantee (or mandate) that everyone have health insurance. But having health insurance does not equal having health care! These bills only guarantee your right to pay insurance...not to receive any benefits.
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