In principle, anyway, our dear former governor and tax-imposer TOMMY! Thompson said that he digs it. The former Bush secretary is quoted saying that very thing in the Miami Herald:
Seeking to deradicalize the idea during a symposium in Orlando in September 2008, Thompson said, “Just like people are required to have car insurance, they could be required to have health insurance.”
The article also points out that the mandated insurance is “a Republican idea,” much like the one former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney got passed in the state.
But naturally, since it’s a president from the Democratic Party proposing it, it’s creeping marxism. Although the huge benefit to the insurance industry assures quite the opposite net effect of anything that could be considered even vaguely marxist. Remember, marxist belief systems are centered around people, not corporations, being in control of and receiving benefit from the government. So then, what Obama passed was “marxist,” yet what Romney passed to much the same effect was not marxist. And Tommy wants the same allegedly marxist thing.
(Confused yet? I think they want it that way.)
While I for one really wanted insurance companies to be able to indefinitely continue raising rates and denying life-saving services—your sarcastic-bullshit detectors should be flashing now—the health insurance reforms passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama forbid that. I’d love to see TOMMY!
try and back away from his previous statement about it. Heck, I wonder what lobbying he did to help the insurance industry
get a fatter check from the bill? He’s good for that sort of thing nowadays, benefiting industry at the expense of the people.
And yet, we can’t have it here…