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View Diary: Sixth Circuit Upholds Individual Mandate In ACA As Constitutional (85 comments)

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  •  Imagine an adult American (1+ / 0-)
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    G2geek

    working 2,000 hours a year.

    Should health care be priced so highly that he can't afford to buy 500 hours of it out of pocket?

    Wouldn't the proper way of dealing with the health care issue be to make it affordable by say regulating the prices of providers clearly engaged in commerce?

    •  Yes, but you know the answer to that. (1+ / 0-)
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      SingleVoter

      The purpose of the private mandate is to prevent the public option and deliver a gazillion new "shoppers" into "the market," i.e. feed them to the insurance monster.  

      Along the way, this decision opens up the power to "regulate economic inactivity," which means, compulsory consumption of any product or service for which Congress can find a "rational basis."

      Compulsory 401ks.

      Compulsory Christmas shopping if a retail-sector recession might "threaten" the economy.

      Sounds far-fetched, but where power is granted, power is used.  Mark my words.

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