Only in the twisted, bizarro world of Obamington does it makes sense to jail someone for choosing not to buy insurance, and to penalize physicians for doing their job.
Under the so-called Baucus Plan, it will be a crime to be uninsured, and could result in actual jail time for choosing to be so:
"Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail" if they refuse to spend their own, hard-won (and still after-tax) money to purchase health insurance. So much for freedom of choice.
Providers don't skate, either: the plan also contains a little time-bomb that will punish physicians who choose to uphold their Hippocratic Oath regarding elder-care:
"The offending provision is on Pages 80-81 ... it means that in any year in which a particular doctor's average per-patient Medicare costs are in the top 10 percent in the nation, the feds will cut the doctor's payments by 5 percent."
Yeah, that's sure going to motivate Grandma's doc.
But she can still keep that doc, right? After all, we were promised that we wouldn't have to change doctors under these terrific new "reforms."
Turns out, not so much:[Chart Hat Tip: RedState]