The title of the foxnews.com article says it all:
Senate Bill Would Fine People More Than $1,000 for Refusing Health Care Coverage
Yes, that's right: The proposed legislation says that if you choose—for nearly any reason, it appears—not to purchase health care for yourself (and your family if you have one), you will be forced to pay a fine.
"Called "shared responsibility payments," the fines would be set at least half the cost of basic medical coverage, according to the legislation."On top of that, the fines will be collected through the income tax system...people are going to really love April 15 if that enters their tax picture.
This is a new low for the Democrats in the Senate (and White House), and represents a huge step toward a socialist/communist economic system in our country. And, yes, it gets worse; here's the final paragraph from the article:
"At their heart, all the bills would require insurance companies to sell coverage to any applicant, without charging higher premiums for pre-existing medical conditions. The poor and some middle-class families would qualify for government subsidies to help with the cost of coverage. The government's costs would be covered by a combination of higher taxes and cuts in projected Medicare and Medicaid spending."The poor's health care will be paid by everyone else. Those of us who live clean lives and are blessed with good health will be underwriting the smokers, the obese, the sexually promiscuous—and I suspect the abortion seekers, too.
And then I'll really be mad.