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The health care tax penalty is now expected to affect 6 million uninsured people. Allowing for the exceptions to the rule - financial hardship, religious objections, and certain other circumstances - do you think the health care tax penalty is fair?
Absolutely! If you can afford health insurance, you should get it so the government doesn't have to foot the bill.
 
Maybe. You should get insurance if you can afford it, but I'm not sure if a tax is the way to make it happen.
 
I'm neutral on the fairness, but I don't think people should be forced to buy health insurance, even if they can afford it.
 
I'm neutral on the fairness, but I do think people who can afford health insurance should pay for it themselves.
 
No way! A person should not be taxed for choosing not to have health insurance.
 
As long as I can pay for health insurance, I'm not really concerned.
 
As long as I can get government assistance, I'm not really concerned.
 
I'm still not clear on this whole subject.
 

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by Brenda Bell
Years before I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, The Other Half came out of a doctor's appointment with a diagnosis of "borderline diabetes" and an ADA exchange diet sheet. His health insurance agency followed up on the diagnosis with a glucometer and test strips. After a year or so of trying to follow the diet plan and test his glucose levels, things appeared to be back in "normal" range, and stood there until a couple of years after my own diagnosis. Shortly...
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