Now, before I go too deeply into this topic, I need to file my disclaimer.
**I married a man who was illegal at the time we married. We then worked within the system to straighten his status out. We were fully prepared for the moment when we may have had to pack up and go to his home. Technically, I would not have been required to, but the day my husband and I live apart is the day one of us will be lowered into the ground.
**I also realize, that despite the current trend of trampling our constitutional rights by the past and current administrations, we still live in the most prosperous, free, and desirable country on the face of the earth. I understand why people will do whatever it takes to get here. What I don't understand is why we (the system) don't enforce our immigration laws or seal our borders.
So, now you know where I am coming from....
You realize that if you have no health insurance- for what ever reason- that you will now be forced to obtain "insurance" from private or public sources.
Who is going to know? How will it be enforced? Well, that's where the IRS comes in. You will be required to show on some sort of 1040 schedule that you have paid your health care premium.
Who doesn't have to have health care? The government has written themselves out of this legislation. I have heard the Amish are exempt. And any one who does not pay taxes. Who would that be? Oh, yes, illegal immigrants. But where do illegals obtain their health care? From ER's that are forbidden to turn them away.
Who is paying? All law abiding citizens.
Who is receiving? Illegals.
Since I hate taxes, don't care much for doctors and hospitals, and abhor most politicians, I'm thinking about becoming plain.