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  •  Ezra (2+ / 0-)
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    nyceve, ER Doc

    With respect to Ezra, everything he says is not necessarily correct.  Nobody here is against taxes (at least, I don't think anybody is).  The argument against mandates is against requiring people to pay money to another private party.  This is the analog of FDR creating social security by requiring everybody to contribute $5000/yr (in today's dollars) to a 401K.  Even worse, I trust Fidelity or Vanguard a hell of a lot more than I trust most HMOs to provide a service of value.

    Get a public plan available to all running first, and have the price be based on income.  Then we can talk about requiring people to buying in.

    And I'm not saying this because I'm an Obama fan - I don't even like his health care plan (though I dislike it less than the others').

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