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Health Insurance Mandate

Notice of Cancellation: Putting a Face on Obamacare

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Joseph Amodeo

As a researcher, my concern with Obamacare is that it's dependent on the premise that young healthy people will make their way to the health exchanges; however, it achieves that objective by relying on bully-tactic regulations that impose rather than invite participation.

The GOP's Endless War on Obamacare, and the White House Delay

Robert Reich | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

The official reason given for delaying the Affordable Care Act's mandate that employers provide insurance coverage or face fines, is that employers need more time to implement it. The unofficial reason has more to do with the GOP's incessant efforts to bulldoze the law.

The Democratization of Health Care: The Vote Was for Quality Care

Gary Puckrein | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Gary Puckrein

During the run-up to the recent election, President Obama's supporters constantly stressed the need to raise taxes on the one-percent to rescue us from the fiscal cliff. But a wedge issue that stirred more passion in that election was whether to sustain or repeal the Affordable Health Care Act.

The Democratization of Health Care: Smallers Call for a Round Three

Gary Puckrein | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Gary Puckrein

If government is the dominant insurer, how can we give consumers and providers the greatest latitude to interact so that a dynamic and thriving market place survives the reforms?

The Democratization of Health Care: The Mandate

Gary Puckrein | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics
Gary Puckrein

Much of the reporting by the media cloaks the fact that while there may be a political controversy about this mandate, there is no constitutional dispute that the federal government has the right to impose a healthcare mandate.

The Government Made Me Buy a Catalytic Converter and Pay the Wages of Food Inspectors!

Mike Lawson | Posted 06.03.2012 | Money
Mike Lawson

The federal government forces me to spend money in order to use a product/service to redress a market imperfection. As the result of these mandates, I get safer food, a cleaner environment, and more affordable healthcare.

Engaging The Birth Control Question: Revitalizing Our Discourse, Protecting Our Freedom

Peter Dziedzic | Posted 05.29.2012 | Religion
Peter Dziedzic

Healthcare reform is needed, but are we willing, in the process, to sacrifice religious freedoms and ignore the moral objections of religious communities?

37 State Attorneys General Apparently Fail to Protect Their Citizens and the Constitution

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Thirteen attorneys general (all Republican but one) have instituted suit to challenge the constitutionality of the health care legislation recently enacted.

AP: House Dems Favor Health Insurance Mandate

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senior House Democrats drafting health care legislation are considering slapping an unspecified financial penalty on anyone who ref...