The Bill is also intended to bankrupt every health insurance company. Let me see, why in the world would I buy health insurance unless I was sick under this plan? I would just buy it when I am sick. The mandate is clearly unconstitutional but even if it were it's cheaper for most to take the penalty.
Under the new health care system, Abbott says, the State of Texas alone would be burdened with about $20,000,000,000 in additional Medicaid costs over a 10-year period.
"By forcing Texans to spend $20,000,000,000 more in its Medicaid-based programs and in these healthcare based programs, it means either 'A' we're not going to be able to take care of other aspects of public safety, education, issues that are critically important to our fellow Texans or 'B' we're not going to be able to fulfill the goals and the mandates established by the federal government," said Abbott.