The Common Sense Economic Book and The Affordable Healthcare Act

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The Common Sense Economics Book includes a quote by Thomas Jefferson that says,
“A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvements, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.”
The United States has been in much need of a sensible healthcare reform, but The Affordable Healthcare Act is by far the worst route our government could have taken. The US is the only developed nation that does not have a universal healthcare policy. 76% of Americans are uninsured. I understand the governments need to “protect and prevent” but the government should not intervene in the free market. I find the newly mandated Affordable Healthcare Act, also known as Obama Care a fascist way for the government to attempt employing a universal healthcare system. I find it incredibly frustrating as a young person with a sizeable income, who has no family support, high bills and a lot of debt, and most importantly, at this point in life, has no need for doctors or prescription medicines. This new mandate definitely does not leave me the freedom to regulate my own improvements.
Although, as a thirty year old woman, who plans to start a family within the next five years, I realize I should be interested in a health insurance policy for myself, and my future young ones. But I have no experience or interest in obtaining a health care plan. Like my mother, I grew up without health insurance, without seeing doctors, without medicine. I only saw the school nurse for my annual scoliosis and lice checks. Anything that my brother or I may have needed like removing fishing lures from...

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...peoples spending pools. With the $200 a month spent on health insurance it won’t be being spent anywhere else. I am all for taking care of myself and being healthy and safe and having healthy friends and living in harmony and everything but to say that the Affordable Healthcare Act is for a moral cause, and that it will give Americans a new sense of community and unity is ridiculous. The Authors of Common Sense Economics state that one of the protective functions of the government is it protects and enforces the rights of individuals to their person and property, and I say let me take care of me the way I want to take care of me, leave me to regulate my own improvements. And if the government is going to infringe on my right to do so, and make healthcare a mandatory thing, it should be way more affordable than $200 a month.

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