Government-run health care will destroy our economy and erode our freedoms. The way the bills look now, it will likely be much more fiscally prudent for many employers to stop providing health care to their employees. Those employees must then either pay for a new government approved health care plan, get no new coverage and pay a monetary penalty to the government for not being covered, or get no new coverage, refuse to pay the non-coverage penalty, and then face the risk of fines and/or imprisonment for lack of compliance.
Think about that last part. If the non-coverage tax ends up as part of the final bill and becomes law, then choosing not to have health insurance will become a criminal act. If you lose your current coverage because your employer drops the benefit and you are unable to pay the full premium, and if you cannot afford new coverage or the non-coverage tax, then you will be a criminal. If young adults who do not have coverage now, or if young adults lose coverage under their parents' policies because of situations like the previous example, then they will become criminals if they are not able to afford new coverage or the non-coverage tax.
Government-run health care will reduce availability and quality of care, it will hurt 16% of our economy, and it will create a new criminal class that did not exist prior to its inception.
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