Sunday, November 22, 2009
Is it legal to force people to buy insurance?
Posted by Shawn Gao
Is it legal to force everyone to buy insurance? Can Congress force you to buy insurance?
As part of health reform, Democrats want to require all Americans to purchase insurance or face a fine.
However, by Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, say Congress has no constitutional authority to tell people what to buy with their money.
I agree with the Sen. Orrin Hatch. America is a country where people are free to do anything under its laws. The Congress should not have the power to force people to do anything.
Despite any benefits from the health reform to the country, “ individual mandate” cannot be taken at this moment. Even though, each individual could be covered under insurance, and each state economy, it is unreasonable for people to be urged to purchase require insurance.
I mean people have their own right to purchase anything they want. Or, Congress may simply ask each individual to purchase America- made cars that easily help American economy.
The key is people shall decide whether they need to purchase insurance or not. Also, required insurance should be considered as substantial.