. So the reason that you would tax the lower 50% is because they don't work? That lower 50% includes a whole bunch of military folks. Not to mention firefighters, nursing assistants, licensed practical nurses, respiratory therapists, and police officers.. So why are up for raising taxes on a marine and his family because "they don't work"... While protecting the tax rate on a trust fund Kennedy? First.. I never said the hispanic male was illegal. How do you know he is illegal? You said that its going to be "inexpensive" to deny care with a backbone. So how does the system work? How do you have the system decide inexpensively who gets care and who doesn't. You said it would be inexpensive.. so tell me... how does it happen.? Either man up and tell us how its going to work when a hispanic male comes into the ER with chest pain, or abdominal pains, or blood in his stool , or is unconscious. (Or are you NOW claiming that hispanic males don't come into the ER?) Man up and give us all an answer on how denying care can be done inexpensively. Or just admit that you have no idea what you are talking about. Ohh.. so are you now claiming that the uninsured in this country are not a big problem? Well gee okie, that would mean that the 10% illegals in this country would be an even smaller problem. Glad you could clear that all up with us. As usual, you are wrong yet again. The individual mandate for health insurance has been a Republican idea since the 1980's Full Link here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123670612 In fact in 1993, it was introduced as a bill by 20 Republican senators and was made a mandate by republicans in Mass. I do no such thing. I do however realize that there is a fiscal difference between affording 40-100 dollars a month for catastrophic insurance and trying to pay a 300,000 dollar bill for a head injury. You are so busy with your twisted value judgements, you cannot grasp simple fiscal concepts. Penalize noncompliance with PT meds etc? Again, HOW DOES THAT WORK. Guy refuses to take his insulin regimen like he should and ends up in the ER in a coma... how are you going to "punish" him? Woman doesn't participate in physical therapy and has continued falls and breaks her leg on the last fall... how do you "punish" her. How do you determine who gets punished and who doesn't... and how much does it cost to make that determination? We say NO all the time. You are saying NO to the idea that individuals should have to have health insurance or pay a penalty.