ANYTHING MANDATORY restricts liberty and individual freedom. Mandatory, compulsory, coerced, forced... Do these words trigger anger? You betchum. Socialism? Nah. Mandatory is Fascism and Tyranny.
Mandatory benefits the already fat insurance companies.
And what about citizens who don't go to doctorslike Christian Scientists or Amish? Could not they cite "freedom for religion" for being forced to buy medical insurance?
And what about abortion? Would that be covered by federally funded medical insurance? Most medical insurance plans don't even cover gynocological check ups for women and abortions... ???