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Posted: April 28, 2010 1:08 p.m.
Updated: April 29, 2010 4:55 a.m.
My husband and I were overwhelmed with joy on March 23. That was the day we learned that our government has decided that we are wealthy, and as a result of this decision, we will experience a substantial tax increase to make sure our citizens all have health insurance coverage.

It's a double dip, because we also own a business in Santa Clarita.

Since we will be helping to foot a bill for this national health insurance, we have one question.

If a couple with two children qualifies for government subsidies because they fall below the income level to pay for health insurance, does this mean that our government will not allow them to have additional children until they make enough money to pay for their share of health-insurance costs?

Since we will be paying to insure individuals, we want to make sure our money is being used wisely.

Who is going to monitor individuals who qualify for these government subsidies? Using the example above, if a family can't meet the financial responsibilities of paying for their health insurance, we need to know that our money won't be going to subsidize health insurance if they continue to have more children.

This would be an example of personal responsibility. If this is lacking, will the government hire 16,000 "personal responsibility agents" to monitor and educate individuals on what personal responsibility means? They can work closely with the 16,000 new IRS agents.

I'm just curious. Let's get an editorial dialogue going. Let the games begin!


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