“Mandatory Health Insurance.”
I GET insurance for cars — they’re an item we buy. We choose to have them. They’re dangerous. People get killed.
BUT — we don’t choose to have a body. So… how do they mean to enforce this? Carry a card that has to be whipped out by appointed Health Care Industry Police? With police powers? Make everybody get a purchase bar-code tatoo’d on their arm?
This sounds like it’s going to be about as effective as the time the IRS threatened to tax garage-sales — or their whimpering little “barter” check-box on their tax forms (yeah, like anybody will report THEMSELVES). They really DO have the personnel to enforce THAT, right?
Or are they just going to run it like No Child Left Behind — and bankrupt the states?