Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hacking Away At Personal Freedom

One of the more delightful elements of the "framework" of Max Baucus' health care reform proposal is the levying of fines against those without coverage:

Families who fail to get health insurance could be fined up to $3,800 under a health care reform plan proposed by a top Senate negotiator.

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., who as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee is leading talks among the "Gang of Six" senators to hammer out a bipartisan compromise, offered what he described on Tuesday as a "framework" and not a "final product."

They're going to get your money one way or another, apparently.

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