The last time I checked, 49 states, with Wisconsin finally getting on board this year, mandate that drivers buy automobile insurance, and driving without it is illegal.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
That's to spread out the risk - - which is exactly the same principle underlying universal health care coverage and mandated policies (or the penalty fee assessed to those who dod not buy in).
What's the difference? I don't hear the far-right and Tea Partiers demanding the right to drive uninsured.
Because their policies may have coverage limits or exclusions, and they certainly don't want to be hit by an uninsured driver.
And don't want their own health care premiums and costs run up by people who run to the emergency room and obtain care without coverage.
This way, people either make a contribution into the health care system or obtain insurance.