You do have a point there with obamacare. Bad laws sometimes get enacted. But the reality there is that when the rubber hits the road you didn’t really need to buy it. As long as you weren’t due an income tax refund, there was no practical way for the government to collect that fine. So the details do matter, and again, just because there are some features in common you can highlight between SS and more traditional insurance products, still doesn’t make SS insurance.It is? So all those people who were forced to buy health insurance or pay a penalty didn't really have to do that?
And you can drive a car in Maryland without purchasing insurance? Who knew?
I guess everyone can cancel their homeowners insurance now. Whew!
Newsflash: so can the insurance company.
And Midnights point about insurance being voluntary has to do with ownership of a car or a house being voluntary, not the purchase of the insurance products you have asked your elected officials to mandate for certain purchases.
I’d have thought that was a pretty obvious point.