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dbonds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-08-09 06:54 PM
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19. No , NO, and NOOO - not without a public option.
If you make insurance mandatory without a public option you are requiring people to line the pockets of the insurance executives.
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  -Fines proposed for going without health insurance. WillieW  Sep-08-09 06:34 PM   #0 
  - That's the way it is in Massachusetts.  virgogal   Sep-08-09 06:36 PM   #1 
  - Yup  TheCowsCameHome   Sep-08-09 07:10 PM   #24 
  - How did we get from single payer to fines?  rug   Sep-08-09 06:37 PM   #2 
  - The WH has provided little leadership.  joeycola   Sep-08-09 06:48 PM   #11 
  - well, that would just about wipe me out!nt  create.peace   Sep-08-09 06:38 PM   #3 
  - Even if my fine ended up being a fraction of that number it would still kill me.  Mojambo   Sep-08-09 06:40 PM   #4 
  - this is a gift to the health insurance corporations....  rfranklin   Sep-08-09 06:41 PM   #5 
  - what a ripoff  noiretextatique   Sep-08-09 06:42 PM   #6 
  - I don't like that idea AT ALL!  Chemisse   Sep-08-09 06:42 PM   #7 
  - Several of us pay for those not having it right now.  glinda   Sep-09-09 12:30 PM   #48 
     - Yeah that is true, but I really think most people will want it as long as it is affordable - nt  Chemisse   Sep-09-09 06:20 PM   #51 
  - Put it on my tax bill then  Xipe Totec   Sep-08-09 06:44 PM   #8 
  - IF this were to pass it would push people to protest in the streets ... guaranteed.  Blackhatjack   Sep-08-09 06:46 PM   #9 
  - you think *this* would finally get Americans off their asses and into the streets  villager   Sep-08-09 06:59 PM   #20 
  - This was always a WIN/WIN for insurance companies ...  Blackhatjack   Sep-08-09 07:08 PM   #22 
  - that is pretty fucking stupid...  and-justice-for-all   Sep-08-09 06:48 PM   #10 
  - This can't possibly pass  lunatica   Sep-08-09 06:51 PM   #12 
  - And guess which Government Entity will enforce this mandate?  Gravel Democrat   Sep-08-09 06:52 PM   #13 
  - They gonna impose fines on employers who do not pay workers enough to AFFORD insurance?  havocmom   Sep-08-09 06:52 PM   #14 
  - "shitload of civil disobedience" is right...  villager   Sep-08-09 07:22 PM   #27 
  - Please K & R this and get it on greatest page  Nikki Stone1   Sep-08-09 06:52 PM   #15 
  - Baucus is an ass.... Good luck collecting money from the poor and homeless  Swamp Rat   Sep-08-09 06:53 PM   #16 
  - There wouldn't be homeless people if we forced them to buy houses.  salguine   Sep-08-09 06:54 PM   #18 
     - LOL!  Swamp Rat   Sep-08-09 07:21 PM   #26 
  - That is very dumb and wrong  usregimechange   Sep-08-09 06:53 PM   #17 
  - No , NO, and NOOO - not without a public option.  dbonds   Sep-08-09 06:54 PM   #19 
  - Isn't that already a part of HR3200?  lynne   Sep-08-09 07:07 PM   #21 
  - Yes it is. 2.5%. But every time I mention it,  yost69   Sep-08-09 07:54 PM   #32 
     - Thanks, at least I know I'm not seeing things! n/t  lynne   Sep-08-09 08:02 PM   #33 
  - Just beautiful.. How can unemployed pay $3,800  lib2DaBone   Sep-08-09 07:08 PM   #23 
  - So we either subsidize enormous CEO salaries/industry PROFITS, or  jtrockville   Sep-08-09 07:17 PM   #25 
  - FUCK that  gopiscrap   Sep-08-09 07:34 PM   #28 
  - Too bad we can't fine politicians for not providing health care.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Sep-08-09 07:40 PM   #29 
  - Personally, I'd like to yank theirs out from under them  tnlefty   Sep-08-09 08:06 PM   #34 
  - That is not reform  ixion   Sep-08-09 07:49 PM   #30 
  - If the crime of a mandate passes I have a question.  TransitJohn   Sep-08-09 07:54 PM   #31 
  - That works out to be about 316.67 per month.  Feron   Sep-08-09 08:08 PM   #35 
  - They are mocking us. They are really daring us to storm the Bastille.  arcadian   Sep-08-09 08:28 PM   #36 
  - Maybe that's what it will take?  Sebastian Doyle   Sep-08-09 08:38 PM   #38 
  - Incredible!  PHIMG   Sep-08-09 08:32 PM   #37 
  - Sure - fine me when I'm AGAIN TURNED DOWN for insurance  Donnachaidh   Sep-08-09 08:38 PM   #39 
  - And they expect my money, my time and chiefly my vote  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-08-09 08:39 PM   #40 
  - Who propsed this?  PM Martin   Sep-08-09 08:40 PM   #41 
  - This seems to be unconstitutional...  SnoopDog   Sep-08-09 08:40 PM   #42 
  - Yeah, let's force people to buy private insurance policies  bluethruandthru   Sep-08-09 08:45 PM   #43 
  - The mandate always came with a fine.  ipaint   Sep-08-09 09:42 PM   #44 
  - Why do I feel like I am being robbed?  windoe   Sep-08-09 09:59 PM   #45 
  - this is Baucus's big plan. and this:  dana_b   Sep-08-09 10:11 PM   #46 
  - Backass should be surrounded by protesters asap.  glinda   Sep-09-09 12:32 PM   #49 
  - This is what it has always been since the beginning.  Kablooie   Sep-09-09 10:59 AM   #47 
  - Line item veto?  Matariki   Sep-09-09 12:41 PM   #50 

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