Sourced from a comment on Rumormillnews.com at http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=5484
“It seems there is another push going on to convince everyone that Obamacare is required, so here is the link to the Government Printing Office [PDF] page covering 42 USC 18115 showing it is not required”.
PDF HERE: (It starts at the bottom right of the first page and continues on to the top of the following page).
§ 18115. Freedom not to participate in Federal
health insurance programs
No individual, company, business, nonprofit
entity, or health insurance issuer offering group
or individual health insurance coverage shall be
required to participate in any Federal health insurance
program created under this Act (or any
amendments made by this Act), or in any Federal
health insurance program expanded by this
Act (or any such amendments), and there shall
be no penalty or fine imposed upon any such is
suer for choosing not to participate in such programs.
(Pub. L. 111–148, title I, § 1555, Mar. 23, 2010, 124
According to the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, nothing exemplified “government overreach and arrogance” for Republicans more than Nancy Pelosi’s infamous quote about Obamacare in 2010 when she stated, “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it.”