Comments on: Counterparties http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/28/counterparties-507/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: realist50 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/28/counterparties-507/comment-page-1/#comment-37423 Thu, 29 Mar 2012 03:08:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12790#comment-37423 +1 to Morgantown Joe. Whether something is or is not a good idea is a different question than whether or not it is Constitutional.

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By: MorgantownJoe http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/28/counterparties-507/comment-page-1/#comment-37416 Thu, 29 Mar 2012 00:51:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12790#comment-37416 It is possible think the health care act is important and that the constitution is more important.

The constitution is more than an inkblot on the commerce clause.

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By: mfw13 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/28/counterparties-507/comment-page-1/#comment-37414 Wed, 28 Mar 2012 23:57:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12790#comment-37414 I’m a liberal, but I also find idea of forcing everyone to purchase insurance from FOR PROFIT companies to be rather disturbing. Forced to buy insurance from the government or a non-profit/not-for-profit…fine….forced to buy insurace from a greedy corporation seeking to maximize its shareholders profits…that I have a problem with.

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By: Curmudgeon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/28/counterparties-507/comment-page-1/#comment-37405 Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:13:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12790#comment-37405 I think we need a change to our health care system, and I understand the economic need for everyone to be enrolled in it. But I think that forcing everyone to purchase commercial insurance is legally and constitutionally untenable. When Obama had both houses of Congress, why didn’t the democrats make it a tax instead (largely rhetorical question)? Or why didn’t they take on the commercial insurance lobby and make it a fully government program (also rhetorical question)? It seems that simply to pass something the democrats could agree on, they made a pact with the devil that could never survive.

And I’m not even going to touch the cost argument, which is a big red herring.

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