I’d like to think about two things.
First, this article, in which two parents were convicted of breaking the law by not taking their son to the hospital. He died of a burst appendix.
Then, this article, which points out that EVERYONE (except a lucky few Amish and poor people) who does not purchase health insurance will be breaking the law. The reason given for this mandate? Erin Shields Britt, of the Health and Humans Services Department explains: “We’re no longer going to subsidize the care of those who can afford to buy insurance but make a choice not to buy it.”
Let me sum up.
YOU WILL go to the hospital if your children are sick. Otherwise, we’ll convict you as a felon.
And when you do go to the hospital, because we’ve forced you to go, YOU WILL pay for it. You will always carry health insurance, or we will disparage you as a “free rider” and fine you over $1,000.
This is not optional.
This is not liberty.