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Obama: Forcing People to Buy Health Insurance ‘Should Not Be Controversial’

Posted By admin On August 16, 2011 @ 4:03 am In Featured Stories,Tile,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Nicholas Ballasy
CNS News [1]
Aug 16, 2011

On his three-day economic bus tour of the Midwest, President Barack Obama said the federal health care law’s individual mandate, which requires every American to purchase health insurance, “should not be controversial.”

To date, 26 states have sued [2] the federal government, arguing that the individual mandate is unconstitutional because the U.S. Constitution does not grant Congress the power to require Americans to purchase a good or service.

“Here’s the problem – if an insurance company has to take you, has to insure you, even if you’re sick but you don’t have an individual mandate, then what would everybody do? They would wait until they get sick and then you’d buy health insurance, right?” Obama told an audience at the first stop of his bus tour in Cannon Falls, Minnesota on Monday.

Full article here [1]

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[1] CNS News: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-individual-health-insurance-mandat

[2] 26 states have sued: http://blog.nj.com/njv_george_berkin/2011/08/top_ten_list_for_obamacares_in.html

[3] Image: http://www.prisonplanet.tv/

[4] Rep. Burgess: If Mandate To Buy Health Insurance Upheld By Court, No Limit To What Govt Can Force People To Buy: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rep-burgess-if-mandate-to-buy-health-insurance-upheld-by-court-no-limit-to-what-govt-can-force-people-to-buy.html

[5] Is requiring health insurance even legal?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/is-requiring-health-insurance-even-legal.html

[6] Administration Admits to Court: Under Obamacare, Select Group Can Get Health Care, Not Pay for It, Not Buy Insurance, Not Pay Penalty: http://www.prisonplanet.com/administration-admits-to-court-under-obamacare-select-group-can-get-health-care-not-pay-for-it-not-buy-insurance-not-pay-penalty.html

[7] Health insurance mandate alarms some: http://www.prisonplanet.com/health-insurance-mandate-alarms-some.html

[8] Sen. Hatch: Authority for Congress to Mandate Health Insurance ‘Isn’t There’ in the Constitution: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sen-hatch-authority-for-congress-to-mandate-health-insurance-%e2%80%98isn%e2%80%99t-there%e2%80%99-in-the-constitution.html

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