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It isn't discussing the amount of the payment, but rather the fact that citizens will HAVE to pay a fine (tax) for not purchasing a specific product. If you or I do not purchase insurance, whether we want to or not, we will be fined.
As wracked as I am wrt the means (requiring all who can, to help fund, proportional to their material wealth, a well-managed, open-record healthcare pool, federally acquired and overseen) - the ends, a healthy citizenry, is well worth it - and right.
How is it wrong? The program is manditory and if you don't purchase the product you must pay a fine that is being caled a tax...explain how the picture doesn't represent that fact clearly.
Then people should research and learn for themselves and not be limited to visual ads when forming their opinions. You can only be a sucker if you allow yourself to be a sucker...
The comparison isn't being made between the products themselves...it is about the fact that U.S. citizens are being fined (they call it a tax) for NOT purchasing something.
So long as we force hospitals to treat people regradless of their ability to pay, every American already has 'bought' health care. Those without insurance simply can't pay for it. Essentially, they're shoplifting health care.
The socialism angle never works...
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