Rep. Wasserman Schultz Insists Health Care Law Doesn't Require Individuals to Buy InsuranceOkay, we don't have to buy insurance but we have to pay for it either in premiums or penalties. That is what constitutes "choice" in Wasserman Schultz's mind. In either case the government is forcing individuals to pay for something that they may not want. Wasserman Schultz's cutesy parsing of the facts shows her disdain for the voters in her district coupled with an inability or unwillingness to honestly explain and defend her vote on ObamaCare.
(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D.-Fla.) is insisting that the new health care law she voted for last month does not mandate that individuals buy health insurance, despite language in the law that plainly says otherwise.
At an April 5 town hall meeting in Fort Lauderdale (see video below), a constituent asked Wasserman Shultz where the Constitution authorized Congress to mandate that individuals buy health insurance. She responded that the new health care law did not require individuals to buy health insurance.
In a written statement to CNSNews.com on Wednesday, her press secretary, Jonathan Beeton, said it was true that the health care law did not mandate that individuals buy health insurance and that Wasserman Schultz stood by her assertion at the townhall meeting.
“We actually have not required in this law that you carry health insurance,” Wasserman Schultz said at the townhall meeting.
“Yes, this is accurate,” Beeton said in his statement to CNSNews.com. “You have a choice of insuring yourself with affordable coverage, or paying an assessment that will offset the burden you place on other insured Americans and taxpayers by not being insured.”
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Voters Are Stupid
That Debbie, she’s a hoot, isn’t she? Her latest attempt to show her contempt for the voters in her district: