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Clinton Health Care….think SOCIALISM

Posted by redsatellite on February 13, 2008

If you have trouble remembering Hillary’s Health (s)Care reform from a decade ago…well uh…this just in- if she gets to be President– get ready for a MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION:

Clinton on Sunday described universal health care as “a core Democratic value and a moral principle, and I’m absolutely going to do everything I can to achieve that.”

The campaign of Sen. Barack Obama is warning voters that Clinton’s plan forces everyone to buy insurance, even if they can’t afford it. “And if they cannot afford it, then the question is what are you going to do about it? Are you going to fine them? Are you going to garnish their wages?” Obama asked Clinton at one of their debates.

Clinton, pressed on the issue Sunday during her appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” said people will be able to afford her plan because she would limit premiums to a “low percent of your income.”According to Clinton, “about 20 percent of the people who don’t have health insurance in America today could well afford it,” despite its “exorbitant” cost. “So what we’ve got to do is have shared responsibility. Everybody has to pay something, but, obviously, on a sliding scale.”

Stephanopoulos tried again: “And I still haven’t heard, if people can afford it and they don’t buy the insurance, will their wages be garnished under your plan? Will they have to pay fines?”

Clinton told Stephanopoulos “there are a number of ways” of getting people to enroll in her universal health care plan. “I think you can automatically enroll people, and you will then say you’ve got to be part of this.” She added that Congress is sure to “have some ideas” about it as well. “But if you don’t start with universal health care, if you don’t say everybody’s going to be in the system, we’ll never get there,” Clinton said.

Pressed a third time on the wage-garnishing question, Clinton said, “we will have an enforcement mechanism — whether it’s that (wage garnishing) or it’s some other mechanism through the tax system or automatic enrollments.”

Frightening beyond words.

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