John Edwards: Buy or Die (Health Care, That Is)

By November 27, 2007Health Care

John Edwards, a Democratic candidate for president, says there will be no choice as to signing up for health care when he’s president. From ABC News:

I’m mandating healthcare for every man woman and child in America and that’s the only way to have real universal healthcare.”

“Everytime you go into contact with the healthcare system or the government you will be signed up.”

During a press avail following the event Edwards reiterated his mandate:

“Basically every time they come into contact with either the healthcare system or the government, whether it’s payment of taxes, school, going to the library, whatever it is they will be signed up.”

When asked by a reporter if an individual decided they didn’t want healthcare Edwards quickly responded, “You don’t get that choice.”

For some reason, the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution comes to mind.

(Hat tip: Rob Port.)

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  • billy says:

    you people (NAM) are fools. If Americ had single payer health care you could stop paying for MILLIONS of dollars woth of employee health care plans. The people would pay for it through taxes. Wouldn’t that improve your bottom line?

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