Posted by richard on April 2nd, 2012
The very idea of the mandate emerged from the conservative think tanks—the the Heritage Foundation in particular—which were looking for a way to eliminate the free-rider problem in our health care system. “Free loaders,” the bane of the conservative worldview, were getting medical care while contributing nothing to the system. The mandate was the perfect mechanism to insure that since every person consumes health care services at some point, every person should pay his or her fair share of that inevitable need for medical services.
—the difference in worldviews really is a difference in priorities. free loaders are a big deal for my friend, WK, like the idea better 10 guilty go free than 1 innocent man be convicted, in some things you pay a price for ideals.
thank you very much. this unlocked a treasure of papers.