Thursday, June 2, 2011

Poverty line people not mandated to have coverage

Hold the phone...I thought the entire premise behind ObamaCare was that everyone would be covered. Check the defense out in the article here:

http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/06/obama-solicitor-general-if-you-dont-mandate-earn-less-money

"I think this paragraph sums up the horrific attempt to defend ObamaCare insurance mandate:

If we’re going to play that game, I think that game can be played here as well, because after all, the minimum coverage provision only kicks in after people have earned a minimum amount of income,” Kaytal said. “So it’s a penalty on earning a certain amount of income and self insuring. It’s not just on self insuring on its own. So I guess one could say, just as the restaurant owner could depart the market in Heart of Atlanta Motel, someone doesn’t need to earn that much income. I think both are kind of fanciful and I think get at"

Wasn't the case made to American public that we'd be insuring everyone so that we'd all say in the burden of the medical expenses. How does this help lower the cost of medical insurance when one does not have to earn enough to qualify? What is that amount? And if you don't qualify, who picks up the tab?