Additionally, some very foolish citizens will elect to pay the penalty and stay uninsured. You will be able to find these people in the future. They will be the ones overwhelming our emergency rooms and county hospitals.
Lastly, Mr. Picou’s complaint that health insurance will become compulsory under Obamacare is correct. But so is Social Security, Medicare, auto liability insurance, drivers licenses, teacher certification, police officer certification, realtors, financial advisors, insurance agents, and many, many other licenses and insurances; including home owners insurance if there is a mortgage.
Of all state or federal requirements, health insurance is one requirement that has great benefit to the person, family and society. I still cannot believe people like Mr. Picou are now against parts of the new law that were demanded by conservative Republican back in 2008-09.
Dennis Tilly, Weatherford