Hillary and Health Care
Hillary Clinton unveiled her new health care plan today, which will cost us 110 billion dollars a year.
The centerpiece of Clinton's "American Health Choices Plan" is the
so-called "individual mandate," requiring everyone to have health insurance —
just as most states require drivers to purchase auto insurance. Rival John
Edwards has also offered a plan that includes an individual mandate, while the
proposal outlined by Barack Obama does not.
I do not believe that it is governments place to tell that I need health care. Likewise, I don't think that government has the right to take my money to pay for the health care of others. (Obviously, in extreme cases, I might make an exception. Severely disabled people, for example, might require some aid). I would love to see all Americans with affordable, efficient health care. But if such a day comes, it will be because of the efforts of the market, not because of a government plan.