During an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Jake Tapper today, President Obama said that penalties are appropriate for people who try to “free ride” the health care system but stopped short of endorsing the threat of jail time for those who refuse to pay a fine for not having insurance.Well, at least he stopped short of endorsing jail time. However, the fact that he didn't forcefully and unequivocally squash this un-American notion of tossing people into prison for not purchasing health insurance makes me more nervous than a rapper at a fundraiser for Sen. Byrd.
Obviously, Obamacare doesn't work unless there is forced compliance. What's next? Health care at the point of a gun?
The President goes on to explain his frighteningly ridiculous plan.
“What I think is appropriate is that in the same way that everybody has to get auto insurance and if you don't, you're subject to some penalty, that in this situation, if you have the ability to buy insurance, it's affordable and you choose not to do so, forcing you and me and everybody else to subsidize you, you know, there's a thousand dollar hidden tax that families all across America are -- are burdened by because of the fact that people don't have health insurance, you know, there's nothing wrong with a penalty.”Yeah, you know, there's nothing wrong with a penalty.
I have a better idea. Allow me to buy insurance across state lines, give me a tax credit for purchasing my own plan and maybe even throw in a little tort reform for good measure. In the meantime, I will continue my "free ride" by paying cash for all my medical needs.
If Obama gets his way, the uninsured are going to have to open Legal Savings Accounts instead of HSA's.
How dare you, Mr. President! How dare you make us out to be the bad guys! Why don't you just have the balls to admit that what you really want is universal, single-payer health care for all Americans?! We have you on tape saying it in the past. Why can't you say it now?!
The President said that he didn’t think the question over the appropriateness of possible jail time is the “biggest question” the House and Senate are facing right now.Uh, it's the "biggest question" for me! The fact that our representatives are even discussing the "appropriateness of jail time" makes me sick to my stomach. Let's hope I don't become so nauseous that I'll have to take $60 out of my checking account to go see the doctor. I'd really hate to wave that cash around in order to get another free ride.