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The Associate Press reports:
WASHINGTON — Americans who fail to sign up for a medical plan after health care overhaul takes effect could be hit with fines of up to $3,800, according to a new proposal circulated Tuesday by a senior Democrat. Meanwhile, on the eve of a major health care speech by President Barack Obama, a government health insurance option overwhelmingly favored by progressive Democrats appeared to be losing critically needed support.
Now don't you think that is silly? The government issuing fines for not having health insurance that is going to drive up our national debt?
Better solution: give everyone the choice of buying their own insurance... or taking Medicaid if they can't afford it... or paying for their own health care out of their own pockets. But if the government insists on forcing people to have insurance, then it should be life insurance. Actually, I don't know why they call it life insurance when death insurance would be a more appropriate name.
You can take the three existing health care options... or choose no professional treatment other than pain management perhaps. If you die, your death insurance will cover any outstanding debts you have and give your heirs some measure of financial support in your absence.
You could also call that catastrophic insurance. You could also call it unnecessary government meddling in our lives... and deaths. I guess some people are incompetent and they would benefit from having the government tell them how to live their lives. But the rest of us prefer otherwise.
So, let's have the government offer an incompetence insurance public option.