More on Hillary’s health care plan

What’s up with this?

She said she could envision a day when “you have to show proof to your employer that you’re insured as a part of the job interview — like when your kid goes to school and has to show proof of vaccination,” but said such details would be worked out through negotiations with Congress.

A day when you cannot get a job unless you have health insurance? The notion of such a mandate is absurd. She is actually trying to tell people that unless they are willing to bow to the government-run health care system, they will not be able to find a job. I live in New York state and choose not to have insurance here, does that mean I cannot work unless I submit to this state’s outrageous system?

Her health care plan would require every American to buy health insurance, offering tax credits and subsidies to help those who can’t afford it. The mandatory aspect of her proposal, however, gets glossed over in the ad.

I cannot understand why forcing people to buy health insurance is a good idea. What about the huge percentage of uninsured who choose not to buy health insurance and instead simply pay out of pocket? We’re going to force them anyway because the government is so efficient at everything it does? Then I know plenty of people who have health insurance but haven’t visited a doctor for a regular checkup ever in their life.

I’m envisioning the Republicans using Hillary’s plan against her should she get the nomination. Picture some ominous music and a voice over that “Hillary Clinton wants to force Americans into a government-run health care system”. Sure, her plan isn’t that far but it will be painted as such.

Update

A little more on this topic:

“This is not government-run health care,” Clinton said Tuesday. “We’re not creating any new bureaucracy, we’re trying to build on what works and fix what’s broken in our system. If you’re satisfied with the health care coverage you have, you get to keep it, no questions asked.”

However, if you’re satisfied with paying for health care out of pocket, you’re screwed into buying something you don’t need.

A Clinton adviser compares the plan’s “individual mandate” — which requires everyone to have health insurance — to current rules in most states that require all drivers to purchase auto insurance, according to The Associated Press.

However, I can choose not to drive a car and thus, not pay for car insurance. Therefore, her plan is nothing like “current rules in most states that require all drivers to purchase auto insurance.” I can choose to take a bus, I can choose somehow not to buy car insurance if I really don’t want to. Not so for Hillary’s health care plan. If you are breathing, you must buy it, the only exception is death.