be forced to buy insurance under the Clinton plan are those who can't afford it, but we haven't heard her ideas on means testing yet. If you can afford it, but refuse to purchase insurance, she has talked about enforcement measures, touching on wage garnishment. So, yes, we would be forced to buy insurance.
Let me say that I don't think it's necessarily a horrible thing that this would be the case, but it is, indeed, the case.
I'm personally for single-payer, which would also require everyone to pay toward insurance, but with the government at the bargaining table, the costs would no doubt be far lower than anything that result from either Clinton's or Obama's plans.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) on Sunday during an appearance on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos" discussed her proposal to require all U.S. residents to obtain health insurance and "inched closer ... to explaining how she would enforce" the requirement but "declined to specify -- as she has throughout the campaign -- how she would penalize those who refuse," the New York Times reports. Asked whether she would garnish wages to enforce the mandate, Clinton said that "we will have an enforcement mechanism, whether it's that or it's some other mechanism through the tax system or automatic enrollments" (Sack, New York Times, 2/4). Clinton explained she believes "there are a number of mechanisms" that could work including "going after people's wages." Clinton also said that the enforcement mechanism would apply only to residents who can afford health insurance but refuse to purchase coverage, adding that, with her proposals for subsidies, "it will be affordable for everyone" (Babington, AP/Houston Chronicle, 2/3).
Chuck Todd obviously asked the wrong question. Clinton loaned herself $6.4 million in April, therefore your link, via Todd's investigation, provides absolutely zero in the way of clarity. I suspect her campaign used his mistaken question to get around giving a straight answer about the $6.4 million.
at the exit polls (CNN) for all of the states you listed above, and I've come to the conclusion that you just made a bunch of shit up to suit your argument (certainly in regards to CA, AZ, NM). Very few of the exits even note economic status, so I'd like to know how you're extrapolating which whites are working class and which aren't.
Prove me wrong by providing links to the source for your numbers on white working class voters in non-Appalachian states, please.
that doesn't include the $6.4 million she loaned herself. Coupled with the $19.5 million in debt the FEC filing lists, that means she could have anywhere between $25.9 million and $31.9 million in debt right now.
I congratulate her on her Kentucky win, but it's time to seriously look at what those wins are costing her campaign right now.