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discopants Donating Member (457 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-23-10 09:27 PM
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20. All the more reason to get a Public Option amendment this year
or Medicare for all .... then mandates are a moot point.

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  -If the courts struck down the mandate... Kurt_and_Hunter  Mar-23-10 06:39 PM   #0 
  - That would be the best outcome possible  AnOhioan   Mar-23-10 06:44 PM   #1 
  - People would never pay for healthcare insurance until they were sick  PolNewf   Mar-23-10 06:49 PM   #3 
  - What other health payment system exists in the U.S. besides the insurance industry system?  brentspeak   Mar-23-10 06:54 PM   #4 
  - The whole system?? Not  AnOhioan   Mar-23-10 06:55 PM   #5 
  - SOME people wouldn't  Hippo_Tron   Mar-23-10 07:30 PM   #10 
  - Then when an uninsured person goes to ther emergency room why do I as a tax payer cover them?  still_one   Mar-23-10 07:00 PM   #6 
  - Not when you consider how such a decision it would change several hundred other laws  depakid   Mar-23-10 07:20 PM   #8 
  - BUT why is the mandate so unacceptable  Bitwit1234   Mar-23-10 07:57 PM   #14 
  - and that is clear thinking  SwampG8r   Mar-23-10 11:20 PM   #22 
  - The insurance cos. want the mandate  bluestateguy   Mar-23-10 06:45 PM   #2 
  - Which mandate? the one to treat those who can't pay for it or the mandate for us to pay for those  stray cat   Mar-23-10 07:07 PM   #7 
  - Striking the mandate would be killing the health care bill  gravity   Mar-23-10 07:26 PM   #9 
  - Quite true, but not necessarily legally true  Kurt_and_Hunter   Mar-23-10 07:36 PM   #11 
  - Well if the goal is to kill off the insurance industry and get single payer  grantcart   Mar-23-10 08:42 PM   #18 
     - The quickest way to achieve single payer is to pass a law doing so  gravity   Mar-23-10 08:54 PM   #19 
  - If they strike down that. I don't see how states can demand we buy Auto insurance  Thrill   Mar-23-10 07:38 PM   #12 
  - Apples and oranges  AnOhioan   Mar-23-10 07:54 PM   #13 
     - So don't purchase health insurance; pay the tax instead. NM  high density   Mar-23-10 07:58 PM   #15 
     - Actually its more like apples and crab apples. But its a moot point considering no one HAS to buy it  phleshdef   Mar-23-10 07:59 PM   #16 
  - Well it will be the first time the SC actually executed someone  grantcart   Mar-23-10 08:41 PM   #17 
  - All the more reason to get a Public Option amendment this year  discopants   Mar-23-10 09:27 PM   #20 
  - PS: I think the term might be 'severable'  Kurt_and_Hunter   Mar-23-10 10:50 PM   #21 

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