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Buying health insurance is a ‘moral duty,’ bioethicists say
Los Angeles Times

In the debate over the legitimacy of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known by many as “Obamacare,” the question that keeps coming up is this: If the government can force you to buy health insurance because it’s good for society as a whole, what’s to stop lawmakers from requiring you to eat broccoli and join a gym?

But that’s not the right way to look at it, according to a Viewpoint essay to be published in Wednesday’s edition of the Journal of the American Medical Assn.