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McDonnell: Virginia Government Can Force People to Buy Health Insurance

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So, let’s get this straight now. If the Federal government “mandates” (actually, provides incentives and disincentives to) people to purchase health insurance coverage, that’s evil incarnate and must be fought to protect “states’ rights” under the 10th Amendment. But if the Virginia state government “mandates” individuals to purchases health insurance coverage, that’s perfectly fine. In other words, it’s not the principle of the government forcing and/or strongly incentivizing people to have health insurance, it’s who does it — the federal government (bad) or the state government (good). What possible theory is behind this, other than the fact that Bob McDonnell happens to be governor of Virginia and not (thank god) president of the United States, is impossible to tell. Perhaps this is something Bob McDonnell was taught at Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) University?