Little Brother Fights Big Brother
Posted by Anthony on March 20, 2010
The Idaho Health Care Freedom Act says in part, “every person within the state of Idaho is and shall be free to choose or decline to choose any mode of securing health care services without penalty or threat of penalty.”
Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, a Republican, said Wednesday he signed it because he believes any health care laws should ensure people are “treated as an individual, rather than as an amorphous mass whose only purpose in this world is to obey federal mandates.”
I like this. While many people can not afford health insurance, many others simply choose not to have it. It is their risk and their gamble, but that’s the blueprint of insurance. The government can not force citizens to buy health insurance.
Sure, these bills won’t do much, because as it goes, federal law > state law. Even so, it is nice to see some states recognizing the irresponsibility in the Democrats’ health care “reform” bill and taking action.