I'm not saying people shouldn't have insurance. I'm saying it is TYRANNY for the government to MANDATE it.<quoted text>
I don't know what you expect a family of 4 making $38,000 a year to do when the father falls off the roof and breaks his leg or their two children are diagnosed with asthma if they don't have health insurance.
There are consequences for not having insurance. Those who don't protect themselves with insurance can experience the consequences of their choice.
Insurance is expensive. Maybe a little less expensive with a subsidy, but still expensive.
HIGH DEDUCTIBES and co-pays make insurance more affordable and yet, LOTS OF MONEY comes out of the pocket before even one medical treatment is performed.
People who run to the doctor for every sniffle are NOT going to benefit from insurance. They'll be shelling out their deductible first.
Insurance is to PROTECT FROM CATASTROPHE, not everyday little cuts, scraps and sniffles.