Some examples from the talking heads and candidates about Obamacare being unprecedented:
On Starting Point this morning, Rep. Bachmann argued that Obamacare was an “unprecedented” way to force Americans to buy a product or service “because that individual breathes.” http://www.mediaite.com/tv/rep-michele-bachmann-bashes-unprecedented-wildly-unpopular-obamacare-on-cnn/
The question I want answered is how the ‘Obamacare’ penalty is any different than the Medicare Part B and Part D penalties that have existed for years?
The Medicare Part B penalty was put in place in 1965 and the Part D penalty was put in place in 2003. In fact many of the current Republican Congressman and Senators voted in favor of the part D penalty that punishes you for not purchasing a part D prescription drug plan from a private insurance company.
Would one Republican please take the time to tell me how the Affordable Care Act penalty is different than the Part B and Part D penalties that exist for Medicare?