THE KILLER VIRUS IN THE HEALTH CARE BILL
The mandatory requirement is also a leading cause of the opposition to healthcare reform. To many, it reeks of intolerable government interference in citizens' lives and causes them to ignore the good aspects of the healthcare legislation. It is the killer virus in the legislation.
Should the bill pass, it would make sense for progressives to join with conservatives against the extremist center in a case on the issue before the Supreme Court.
And what if the Supreme Court declares it acceptable? The best solution would be to create insurance cooperatives - perhaps established by states. It will be one more case where politics has failed us and we'll have to look elsewhere.