Sunday, February 03, 2008

Hillary Clinton Suggests Garnishing Wages: If You Don't Buy Health Insurance

The AP reports:
Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday she might be willing to garnish the wages of workers who refuse to buy health insurance to achieve coverage for all Americans.

The New York senator has criticized presidential rival Barack Obama for pushing a health plan that would not require universal coverage. Clinton has not always specified the enforcement measures she would embrace, but when pressed on ABC's "This Week," she said: "I think there are a number of mechanisms" that are possible, including "going after people's wages, automatic enrollment."
Hillary is a big fan of coercion: you'll have to participate whether you like if or not.