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

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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