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Is it a law in the US that you HAVE to have health insurance?

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Is it a law in the US that you HAVE to have health insurance?

Postby arrigo » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:06 am

i don't have health insurance, and i injured myself. which possibly will require medical attention. is there a law in the united states where citizens must have health insurance?
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Postby erle61 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:11 am

No it's not.
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Postby hoat40 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:13 am

no, and since you still can get injured, you are welcome to use healtcare system but if you do, you will have to pay for services out of your pocket (either you pay or your insurance and since you don't have one...)
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Postby brycen » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:24 am

No. Not yet at least. If you are injured hospitals are required to treat you and they cannot refuse treatment if you do not have insurance.
They will send you a bill but at least you can get treated now.
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Postby yoel90 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:27 am

The Healthcare reform has that in the language, but that part has not been phased in and waiting for the courts to decide if it's even constitutional.
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Postby chinua » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:37 am

The other folks are correct, there is no law because the courts are deciding if it's unconstitutional.

Regardless of your politics, how will they enforce the new health care law? A law with no enforcement is really not a law.

Do you think they will really fine and even jail millions of American's for the horrible crime of not buying health insurance?
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