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That is a Great Question

My friend Stephen Green, oth­er­wise known as “The Vod­ka­pun­dit,” points out from the high plains of Col­orado some­thing rather hyp­o­crit­i­cal about many uni­ver­sal health care advocates.

If it’s wrong to draft peo­ple into the armed forces — and I believe it is — then where’s the right in draft­ing peo­ple into the insur­ance system?

An insur­ance “man­date” is an insur­ance indus­try draft, plain and sim­ple. But there’s no defer­ment, the cer­tainly no 4F, and run­ning off to Canada would only make things worse.

The same ques­tion could be asked about Social Secu­rity and Medicare.

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  • http://twitter.com/pdmarquart Phillip

    I don’t believe that the draft can be com­pared to requir­ing peo­ple to have health insur­ance. My wife is a pedi­a­tri­cian and when work­ing in the ER she has to serve any­one that walks through the door. If they are 35 years old, they serve them. Ille­gal immi­grant? Poor per­son? They get served. You can’t do away with that, but what you can do is insure that every­one pays for the treat­ment that they receive. Lets say some col­lege stu­dent decides he/she is per­fectly healthy so they don’t want insur­ance. Then they injure them­selves play­ing fris­bee or slip on some ice, what­ever. What hap­pens is that they go to the ER and get a bill. They can’t afford that bill, so that gets passed on to other cus­tomers. I wish I remem­bered the % Chil­drens had to raise their prices to cover the insured and ‘char­ity’ cases. If there is a way to ensure that peo­ple who choose not to have insur­ance weren’t able to pass costs on to me (or you), then I am fine with it. But right now that isn’t the case.

    And fur­ther­more, we require peo­ple here in Wis­con­sin to have auto insur­ance at least to cover the dam­age to some­one elses car. Is that a draft? Really?

  • http://twitter.com/pdmarquart Phillip

    I don’t believe that the draft can be com­pared to requir­ing peo­ple to have health insur­ance. My wife is a pedi­a­tri­cian and when work­ing in the ER she has to serve any­one that walks through the door. If they are 35 years old, they serve them. Ille­gal immi­grant? Poor per­son? They get served. You can’t do away with that, but what you can do is insure that every­one pays for the treat­ment that they receive. Lets say some col­lege stu­dent decides he/she is per­fectly healthy so they don’t want insur­ance. Then they injure them­selves play­ing fris­bee or slip on some ice, what­ever. What hap­pens is that they go to the ER and get a bill. They can’t afford that bill, so that gets passed on to other cus­tomers. I wish I remem­bered the % Chil­drens had to raise their prices to cover the insured and ‘char­ity’ cases. If there is a way to ensure that peo­ple who choose not to have insur­ance weren’t able to pass costs on to me (or you), then I am fine with it. But right now that isn’t the case.

    And fur­ther­more, we require peo­ple here in Wis­con­sin to have auto insur­ance at least to cover the dam­age to some­one elses car. Is that a draft? Really?