President Obama has called for a serious and reasoned debate about his plans to overhaul the health-care system. Any such debate must include the question of whether it is constitutional for the federal government to adopt and implement the president's proposals. Consider one element known as the "individual mandate," which would require every American to have health insurance, if not through an employer then by individual purchase. This requirement would particularly affect young adults, who often choose to save the expense and go without coverage. Without the young to subsidize the old, a comprehensive national health system will not work. But can Congress require every American to buy health insurance?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:54 PM on Aug. 24, 2009
The Dutch managed to do it quite well. %100 of residence have health insurance. And %100 are happy about it. Now, i understand that America is a much larger scale. But i think it's do-able. I think it would be a great thing in the long-run.
Answer by samurai_chica at 4:02 PM on Aug. 24, 2009
Yes but the Dutch don't live by the US CONSTITUTION (read the ENTIRE article provided)... ;o)
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:03 PM on Aug. 24, 2009
We are not Dutch and in case you have forgot where we live it is called America.
Answer by tyme4me2day at 4:09 PM on Aug. 24, 2009
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 4:13 PM on Aug. 24, 2009
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:14 PM on Aug. 24, 2009
Answer by Pnukey at 4:16 PM on Aug. 24, 2009
Answer by TBandNCmommy at 4:17 PM on Aug. 24, 2009
Even if every car needs insurance, not everyone drives a car, so still not everyone has to have the insurance. Everyone alive has health, to a certain extent, so it's not comparable.
Pnukey, nicely done!
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:21 PM on Aug. 24, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 4:24 PM on Aug. 24, 2009