Do you believe that most Americans would be better off or worse off without the individual mandate
in the ACA?
Good question. I'm not sure what the answer would be, but what I do know is I object to Government forcing a young and healthy person who probably does not need health insurance, to buy health insurance.
I suppose if they had it worked out to where the entire deal was much more reasonable priced, then it could be overlooked that the young and healthy have to buy it, but at present? Heck no, the individual mandate is the young paying for the health insurance of the old, who also pay way more than they should. People are getting rich, but everyone else is getting ripped off. Horrible situation. I think that once insurance companies are cut out of it, then the whole thing could be fixed. An insurance company is just a 3rd party who does NOTHING towards providing health care, because health insurance and health care are in no way the same thing.
I agree with much of what you've said. It's true that most people in their 20's don't give a rip about buying insurance, and shouldn't be forced to buy it by a government that doesn't have the authority to do that in the first place.
I paid for health insurance for most of the years of my 20s, and I never once used it. Now I'm in my 40s and don't have health insurance. I've been ripped off completely.
Most American's will be better off, because forcing one citizen to compensate another is a violation of freedom and creates resentment and division. Also having the government micro-manage the economy is similar to socialism and creates an environment of corruption because there is no equal protection under the law. Politicians are then free to use government programs as a means of buying votes.
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