Wed 28 Mar, 2012 03:03 pm
Is it not an individual mandate to force hospitals pay for healthcare in emergency rooms for individuals who choose to not insure themselves? Are hospitals not persons too? How can a hospital who is a person (singular) be mandated to pay for something they don't want when individuals are exempt? Is this not an inequality? Either the individual pays or the emergency rooms refuse them. According to US law individuals are persons. Under the same argument that hospitals treat the uninsured the individual is mandated to pay for their own insurance. The republicans are against the healthcare reform because the trillions of dollars saved will go back to the people rather than to big business and their unscrupulous insurance loopholes and unfair practices. Hospitals are forced to treat the uninsured and hospitals are persons. So the very same grounds that force hospitals (persons) to pay for the uninsured should apply "equally" to the individual (person)...
If it is unconstitutional for the government to mandate a person to pay for insurance then it is equally unconstitutional the mandate that hospitals (persons) buy something (debt) that they don't want.
You can't have it both ways corporations are persons or they are not.
Since there is precedence to make persons (hospitals) pay for the individuals debt there is likewise precedence to mandate that individuals insure themselves.
It would be better to tax people, have a single payer national health care system, and get rid of the profit motive and insurance companies.
To quote a well know republican, "Corporations are people too..."
All must participate for healthcare reform to work. United we stand divided we fall. If we can blur the lines and make corporations people then we can also blur the lines and require all persons participate in commerce in its rudimentary forms of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We all buy broccoli (food/sustenance) likewise we all buy health insurance.
One Simple Argument Could Have Saved Obamacare. Too Bad Verrilli Didn’t Make It.
the irony is that people who mandate that the people will pay for their insurance will not mandate that people buy insurance for themselves...