Monday, February 4, 2008
Pay whether you want to or not
Oh really, buy the health plan or we will force you to pay anyway?
I'm not going to get into a long discussion of this but what if you have a better medical plan you want to buy into? I guess you wouldn't probably have a chance to do it as there probably wouldn't be anything other than her plan.
WASHINGTON - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday she might be willing to garnish the wages of workers who refuse to buy health insurance to achieve coverage for all Americans.
The New York senator has criticized presidential rival Barack Obama for pushing a health plan that would not require universal coverage. Clinton has not always specified the enforcement measures she would embrace, but when pressed on ABC's "This Week," she said: "I think there are a number of mechanisms" that are possible, including "going after people's wages, automatic enrollment."
Clinton said such measures would apply only to workers who can afford health coverage but refuse to buy it, which puts undue pressure on hospitals and emergency rooms. With her proposals for subsidies, she said, "it will be affordable for everyone."