Amish exempt from new healthcare laws

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  1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

    http://www.indystar.com/article/2010041 … h-care-law

    This is good news for anyone wanting to opt-out of the Obama plan.

    I'd like to hear from any Amish hubbers.  What do you think?

  2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

    Nothing?  C'mon don't be shy.

  3. Padrino profile image53
    Padrinoposted 8 years ago

    I'm not a Lawyer but wouldn't that mean that we do NOT have equal protection under the law?

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      We never have.  The Amish and many other religious groups are also exempt from selective service as well as Social Security laws.

      1. Padrino profile image53
        Padrinoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Interesting.

  4. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

    I'd really like to hear the Amish perspective on this.  Do they sleep in on Sundays or something?

    1. Padrino profile image53
      Padrinoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, that's it.

    2. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Do Amish people use the internet?  They are a tight-knit community.

      1. Padrino profile image53
        Padrinoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I think they shun modern devices, Ron is trying to be funny.

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          TK as usual, is just being cranky.

          1. Padrino profile image53
            Padrinoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Not TK, but thanks for the feedback.

        2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this
          1. Padrino profile image53
            Padrinoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Keep trying still not funny.

            1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
              Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Everytime TK gets mad and tries to pretend he's not TK, he starts sounding exactly like TK.

              1. Padrino profile image53
                Padrinoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Still not TK.

      2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Why wouldn't they use the internet?

        That's just crazy talk yikes

        1. Michael Willis profile image78
          Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          LOL...they might be tempted for the "outside world."

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
            Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Maybe they have their own intra-net?

  5. Michael Willis profile image78
    Michael Willisposted 8 years ago

    I am not surprised. It is in the Health Care Bill that was approved about exemptions for certain groups of people. So, some will still pay for care of others as usual, only more paying.

  6. flread45 profile image77
    flread45posted 8 years ago

    The truth of the matter is=The Amish folk make more money then the average person and live in large families,each has a certain responsibility in the home.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      When you say "make" money, do you mean "earn" or are you accusing the community of running a counterfeitting operation?

  7. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

    http://cdn.thefrisky.com/images/uploads/amish-online-dating-103009-main.jpg

    1. flread45 profile image77
      flread45posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What did I tell you!!smile

  8. The10DollarMark profile image58
    The10DollarMarkposted 8 years ago

    Amish people can use the internet, or any other electric device, provided they don't have electricity at home.

    That's why a lot of cell phone shops around Amish country offer charging services.

    However, I would imagine most Amish people don't spend all that much time on the internet. If they were it'd probably be a search or email check using a public computer, not spending time and time again on a forum since that usually requires recurrent visits, which can be quite difficult when you don't have home internet access.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So writing hubs would be pretty challenging?

      1. The10DollarMark profile image58
        The10DollarMarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well yes. Unless that Amish person is pretty determined to write online using hubpages and has a topic laid out before reaching the computer, I imagine being an Amish hubber would be quite difficult.

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          OK.  I just thought they were avoiding me for some reason.  My feelings are easily hurt sometimes. sad

 
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