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Don't like being required to purchase private insurance?

Blame the GOP.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100327/ap_on_bi_ge/us_health_overhaul_requiring_insurance

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:13 PM on Mar. 27, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yeah, we already had this conversation but the OP got buttsore and closed it. So to recap for you - Do all Dems want white's only drinking fountains back because several decades ago they opposed the civil rights movement? Can't have it both ways.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 5:15 PM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • Another CM member already tried this same article...and FAILED to argue her case.

    Not ONE Republican voted for it, and yet it still passed!!! Do you see how Democrats OWN this bill and all of the fall out related to it?!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:16 PM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • Not one Republican voted for the entire bill, HOWEVER mandated insurance is a GOP idea, started by Republicans and promoted by Republicans until they realized that no one liked it. THEN they changed their tune.

    Just because they didn't vote for the entire health care bill DOES NOT mean that some of the ideas and portions of the bill cannot be attributed to them.

    This has nothing to do with civil rights.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:20 PM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • analogy.

    Main Entry: anal·o·gy
    Pronunciation: \ə-ˈna-lə-jē\
    Function: noun
    Inflected Form(s): plural anal·o·gies
    Date: 15th century

    1 : inference that if two or more things agree with one another in some respects they will probably agree in others
    2 a : resemblance in some particulars between things otherwise unlike : similarity b : comparison based on such resemblance
    3 : correspondence between the members of pairs or sets of linguistic forms that serves as a basis for the creation of another form
    4 : correspondence in function between anatomical parts of different structure and origin — compare homology
    synonyms see likeness
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 5:22 PM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • Republicans supported the idea of forcing everyone to purchase private insurance until recently, as the article points out. This is not about the health care bill as a whole, but about requiring people to purchase private insurance. I have seen numerous conservatives complain about this, but I wonder if they realize that the politcians that they've been voting for and supporting are the same ones who supported this idea until recently. It is a GOP idea, that's a fact and you can't really argue with it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:23 PM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • Republicans supported the idea of forcing everyone to purchase private insurance until recently,

    Democrats supported segregation until recently. It's a Dem idea, you can't really argue with it. Does that mean a Dem today feels the same way? Are you getting it yet?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 5:24 PM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • This post is about hypocrisy, I think the government should have universal health care, forget forcing people to purchase private insurance. I think medicaid should be expanded to automatically cover all citizens. So you're whole attempt at a civil rights analogy kind of falls flat...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:24 PM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • Imagine that...Republicans propose an IDEA. The people said they didn't want it. And the Republicans LISTENED to the people.

    The Democrats could have learned something from the Republicans and have done the same!!!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:25 PM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • I think everyone needs to step away from the computer and spend quality time with your children for once. I'm going to. Have fun!
    Imogine

    Answer by Imogine at 5:25 PM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • This post is about hypocrisy,

    Yes, how hypocritical that the Dems oppose segregation now after championing it for 50 years! Or wait, maybe, just maybe, a political party can suggest an idea, and then decades later, after more time to reflect and consider all the secondary effects that idea might have, they can change their mind? What a mind blowing concept. Either that or Dems are all still klan loving racists, and that doesn't seem very plausible.

    Seriously, you want to call people out 20 years later for a flash in the pan idea that never even gained widespread support when it was brought up in the first place? At best you can cite a liberal state that adopted a slightly similar but not even close plan that only applies to people of that state without even 1/4 the draconian measures, but that's a stretch.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 5:28 PM on Mar. 27, 2010

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