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They can't... but they can
By Michael Wright
Jul 2, 2012, 15:22

So, the federal government can't tell us we have to buy health insurance, but they can tax us if we choose not to do so. Doesn't that really mean the federal government CAN tell us we have to buy health insurance? What's next? Will we all be forced to buy dental insurance? What about vision insurance?
Is telling us we have to purchase health insurance or face what is being called a "tax" for constitutional purposes the best way to solve this nation's health care issues? How is forcing people to purchase health insurance going to drive down costs? Many people who are going to be forced to purchase the health insurance as directed by Obamacare will not be able to afford to go to the doctor because they're having to spend all their cash on premiums.
What is the Affordable Care Act really going to do to drive down costs?
Read the full column in the July 1 print edition.