Hardly. We conservatives say that people who can afford to pay their own health costs should not be paid for by taxpayers.<quoted text>
So there we have it. Force people to purchase something in order to benefit YOU.
What we do now is increase costs for everybody else because so many people do not have coverage.
So, for whatever health care they need, they either go to Emergency Rooms, where the cost is about quadruple what it would be in a doctor's office (which adds to everybody else's health care cost). Or they are on Medicaid, which is paid for by taxpayers.
Why are you against people paying for their own health care costs by purchasing insurance?
What is wrong with direct payments, instead of passing it through either government agencies or adding it to everybody else's costs?
BTW, it was Ronald Reagan who signed into law the mandate that people could not be turned away for health care at emergency rooms.