The way I see it, Americans shouldn't have to die or be physically damaged simply because they don't have healthcare. Also, they shouldn't end up financially devastated by illness or injury.
This means we all have to chip in to provide health care for all. Having everyone buy health insurance is one way of doing this. But if this isn't possible, then the only solution I can see is a single-payer system.
Appeals court strikes down health overhaul requirement that most Americans must buy insurance
By Associated Press
August 12, 2011
ATLANTA — A federal appeals court panel on Friday struck down the requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul package that virtually all Americans must carry health insurance or face penalties.
The divided three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the so-called individual mandate, siding with 26 states that had sued to block the law. But the panel didn’t go as far as a lower court that had invalidated the entire overhaul as unconstitutional...