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Dec13-10, 02:18 PM
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Quote Quote by drankin View Post
I don't think this can be compared to auto insurance. I can opt out of car insurance, I just won't be able to drive. The government can't require us to insure our bodies. That's a bit much.
Unless you choose to opt out of living.

I think this is the most important distinction to be made. This is the first time the U.S. federal government has tried to force its populous to purchase a product or service under penalty of law. It will often reward someone with a tax break, but never penalize someone with a fee.

Simply being alive is enough to require that you buy something.