Democrats are planning to exempt the Amish and similar religious groups from the health insurance mandate in the final health care bill.
That's because when the Amish need medical care, they go to regular doctors and hospitals and pay in cash often with financial help from their church and neighbors. They rely on each other, not the government or insurance companies as a tenet of their faith.
Do you think that this is ok? According to the article it is constitutionaly legal. But does that make it right?
Answer by momof030404 at 10:55 AM on Jan. 16, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:00 AM on Jan. 16, 2010
Answer by older at 11:02 AM on Jan. 16, 2010
Mixed emotions. People shouldn't have to buy insurance they don't want. I have friends who are Christian Scientist, and they eschew traditional medical care and health insurance. However, this creates a huge loophole in the bill, and it will be exploited by those who choose to go uninsured. That will diminish any positive affect this bill might have had.
This bill seems disasterous to me. It began with the assuption that ALL insured people desperately wanted medical coverage. In truth, many do not.
Answer by mancosmomma at 11:05 AM on Jan. 16, 2010
Answer by Gailll at 11:06 AM on Jan. 16, 2010
Amish do mostly herbs and very little to the Doctors.. I don't blame them I wish I know how to do herbs and be a Amish person they are smart and stay away from the government ...the more the government does the more taxes we pay to give away to those who don'twork ..i am tired of putting out ;money for those who take my money and use it to line there pockets ...
Answer by Anonymous at 11:07 AM on Jan. 16, 2010
But if the Amish want to opt into the health insurance, I see no problem with them doing that also.
Following this logic, anyone who chooses to opt out of health insurance should be able to do so. An atheist who only uses natural cures should be exempt as well.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:08 AM on Jan. 16, 2010
The Amish rarely relies on the outside world for anything. I have no problem with this
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:15 AM on Jan. 16, 2010
I dont think anyone has a problem with it. I guess I didnt ask this right :) Do you think that this could cause problems down the line....as far as loopholes and such!
Answer by momof030404 at 11:20 AM on Jan. 16, 2010
This pisses me off. If I am forced to buy insurance I can't afford why should they get off scot-free because of their religion.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:24 AM on Jan. 16, 2010