Plaintiff in US Supreme Court Case trying to invalidate health law bankrupt with unpaid medical bills

Seriously.  You can’t make this stuff up.  The Florida plaintiff being used by the conservative small business association trying to invalidate the health care law in the case to be argued in the Supreme Court this month declared bankruptcy recently with thousands of dollars in unpaid medical bills.  The plaintiff wants to invalidate the law on the grounds that its individual responsibility requirement that people have health insurance is unconstitutional.

The plaintiff’s health care bills include some in hospitals with emergency rooms where no one can be turned away for emergency treatment even if they can’t pay.  Now this plaintiff’s bad debt will have to be paid for by everyone else who has health insurance in the form of increased costs.  And according to the filing her only income currently is $275/mo in unemployment benefits.

As usual, the people screaming the loudest about personal freedom are more than willing to use the same social safety net as everyone else if things get hard.  They just don’t want to help pay for it.

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