Nancy Pelosi tries to dodge jail question

The question basically was, do you believe it's fair for Americans to go to jail for not buying health insurance? She tried to dodge by explaining that people who can't afford it can get subsidies, but that really doesn't answer the question. The truth is in the legislation: Yes, you can go to jail and get fined up to $250,000.


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  • I think her response to what was in this bill was "we have to pass the bill to see whats in it".What a great respresentative for the people.......

  • Of course, it also depends on your definition of "can't afford it." Between my wife and I (and the four jobs we have between us, my having three of them), we cannot afford health insurance for me. We spend all our income on our mortgage, student loan payments, day care, and various other bills. If I told you what we make together, you would be certain that we could afford health insurance for me. But we can't. I'm hardly in favor of receiving any sort of subsidy -- but I'd be willing to bet I wouldn't qualify for it anyway.

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