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3 responses to “Chief Justice: Why should all pay for what only some need?”

  1. Duane Williams

    This whole debate seems crazy to me. The government has the power to raise taxes without having to say what the money is going to be spent on. Why couldn’t the government declare that all citizens are eligible to enroll in Medicare and then raise taxes as needed to pay for it? At the same time the government could require that all doctors and hospitals accept Medicare insurance. People who already have health care insurance would not be required to switch to Medicare, but they would still have to pay their taxes.

  2. Duane Williams

    I didn’t need the war in Iraq. Is the Chief Justice trying to say that I should’t have to pay for it? Can I get a tax refund?

  3. David Lampo

    Duane, that’s a strange and invalid analogy. Individuals don’t purchase wars; they do purchase health insurance, and up until ACA, they had a choice in doing so, as well as in the scope of coverage. Now we’re loaded down with mandates to purchase coverage we don’t need. That’s wrong. Why do liberals always promote choice when it comes to abortion and contraception and gay rights (correctly, I might add) but oppose choice in so many other areas of life? They have no moral standing to talk about gay rights when at the same time they say you can’t choose your health care, your retirement plans, what you spend 30 percent or more of your income on, etc.

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