Never before in the United State's history has it been required to buy a service and if not pay a penalty. I don't like the government mandating what I must do any more than it already does. I have a better suggestion- reform the "food" industries that create much of the need for health care and focus on wellness instead of allopathic medicine. All for the money.. "Hey, I'll make them sick with this "food" and you mask their symptoms further their sickness with your drugs!"
In public schools french fries are considered to be vegetables. A starch fried in oil, a vegetable? The same overweight, poorly and overly fed children grow up (and out) because of lack of education and few healthy choices. Implementing a national standard in school cafeterias seems to be a way to muzzle the need for future "health care" and should be included in the budget. I have been saying this for some time and is now being brought to the public's attention in Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution.
More health insurance choices? Great. More healthy dietary choices? Would be better. Having the choice to participate if and how you choose? Constitutional.