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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The One-Thousand-Dollar-Revolution

TL Davis splashes some ice-cold reality onto the post-electoral scene.

Read it and think.

There are several scores of millions of your fellow Americans who believe they cannot live without the proceeds of governmental armed robbery.

What, pray tell, is to be done about that little issue?

And are there enough freedom-loving people left who care?


Anonymous Defender said...

"there is a provision for compelling participation in Obamacare that requires one to pay a fine of a thousand dollars, maybe more, should they not purchase health care coverage from the exchange."

My state attorney general is one of those 20 suing to have Obamacare nullified. I've told him I won't be buying it or paying the fine. If he stands between me and the agents of tyranny and confiscation, fine. If "his hands are tied," also fine. Mine are not.
I almost wish they had left the IMPRISONMENT sanction for nonparticipation in place. I bet lots of people weren't paying attention yet when that was dropped. They don't understand yet. That would have made it VERY clear.

November 3, 2010 at 3:21 AM  
Blogger daniel said...

The fines provide us a fine opportunity to say "no," BUT, the purpose of the fines are just to show that the health care law throws a bone to insurance co's in exchange for their being banned from discriminating against those with pre-existing conditions. In other words, the intent of Obamacare is still carried out even if no one pays the fines. The real meat of the law is that health insurance will no longer operate as real insurance; folks will just be able to buy it only when they get sick. Say we all say "no" to the fines and execute a 100% successful disobedience play with the government blinking and backing off of enforcing the mandates---- doesn't matter in the big picture because health insurance co's will still not be able to turn enough of a profit to stay in business. Remember, banning discrimination based on pre-existing conditions is still very popular. Even if they don't so much like Obamacare, majority opinion favors anti-capitalist policies that are likely to bankrupt those big, bad insurance companies. Then guess who steps in to bail them out or replace them with a public option?

A real act of disobedience would be to set up an insurance company, offer competetive rates, and then "illegally" discriminate against those with pre-existing conditions once the time came.

Disobedience on the individual level won't work on this one. It would have to be done as a business.

November 3, 2010 at 1:03 PM  
Anonymous Defender said...

Daniel, thank you for that analysis. So it's death by regulation for one of the few healthy American industries left either way, eh? That certainly fits. All those carefully calculated actuarial tables out the window. Risk vs. premiums and profit irrelevant.
Pretty interesting times, when a government forcing someone to buy something "because NOT doing so adversely affects interstate commerce" is just the icing.

November 3, 2010 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger Graybeard said...

The conclusion is obvious. Don't buy insurance, and don't pay the fine. When you need to go to the hospital, you buy the insurance.

If they can't refuse you for a pre-existing condition, say that bone sticking out of your leg, or that clot in your coronary artery, think of the money you save.

I have pretty good insurance at work, at over $3000/year. Why shouldn't I just save that $3000 until I need it, and just pay the fine?

November 3, 2010 at 10:41 PM  
Blogger daniel said...


That is what a lot of people do. The fines wont go to the insurance co's though, and they will soon go out of business being that they wont be able to do insurance business but rather non-profit health care funding. When they go out of business, guess who's stepping in?

November 8, 2010 at 2:25 PM  

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