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The new healthcare law requires the payment of a relatively modest penalty for not having healthcare insurance. The reasoning is fairly simple. The question is not "if" someone will ever need healthcare. It is a matter of "when" and "how much". A small reminder is exactly what the penalty is (like your mother saying "You should have it"). People know they are now being held accountable for their choices--good or bad.

Oh I think it should be much more radical. Anyone earning over 500% of the poverty level that refuses to pay for healthcare ins should have to sign a notarized document in their state that declares they "Opt Out" of Healthcare in the Untied States, if they become ill they can seek another country that will deliver treatment, if they become incapacitated, they get euthanasia ...

Simple... with 7 Billion People on the Planet, they can be replaced.
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