Argument: 2009 health bill forces buying from private insurers

Issue Report: US health care reform


Jane Hamsher. “10 Reasons to Kill the Senate Bill.” FireDogLake. December 21, 2009: “[The bill] Forces you to pay up to 8% of your income to private insurance corporations — whether you want to or not. […] If you refuse to buy the insurance, you’ll have to pay penalties of up to 2% of your annual income to the IRS.”