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Proof of Insurance to Work?

Hillary’s got big plans. From the AP , via Drudge:

“At this point, we don’t have anything punitive that we have proposed,” the presidential candidate said in an interview with The Associated Press. “We’re providing incentives and tax credits which we think will be very attractive to the vast majority of Americans.”

She said she could envision a day when “you have to show proof to your employer that you’re insured as a part of the job interview — like when your kid goes to school and has to show proof of vaccination,” but said such details would be worked out through negotiations with Congress.

A reader asks an interesting question:

I just heard Rush Limbaugh quoting Hillary explaining that her health care proposal could require that you have to provide proof that you have health coverage in order to get a job.

Isn’t Hillary the front-runner in the party that has conniptions if anyone suggests that you should have to provide proof of citizenship in order to get a job?

Isn’t she in the party that gets their collective knickers in a gigantic non-discriminatory wad if anyone suggests that you should have to provide proof of identity in order to vote?

Maybe if insurance companies refuse to insure illegal immigrants, the whole issue will just go away?

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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