This is interesting. From how I understand this bill it appears to be based on Mitt Romney's plan that was implemented in Massachusetts and ended up with every person in Massachusetts having health insurance. Senate Bill Would Fine People More Than $1,000 for Refusing Health Care Coverage - Political News - FOXNews.com Instead of having a universal health care system, health care would be treated like liability insurance when it comes to cars. You would be required to buy it. If you don't buy it (or get it through your employer I'm sure) then you'd be hit with a $1,000 fine. This would dramatically increase the number of people who buy private health insurance, thus lowering the overall price dramatically as well, making it much more affordable for everybody. I do not like the idea of forcing employers to buy health insurance for their employees though. That decision should be up to them as a business decision.