"Tea Party Nation To Uninsured Americans: ‘Pay For It Yourself’"
A dozen of Obamacare opponents associated with the group Tea Party Nation chanted “pay for it yourself” in front of the Supreme Court early Tuesday morning, implying that uninsured Americans should finance their own health care needs. The chant — which could be alternatively interpreted as a defense of personal responsibility — comes on the day that the justices hear arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s individual health care mandate. When ThinkProgress asked a protester if she believed the uninsured should pay out of pocket for such expenses as cancer care or hospitalization, she suggested that they could enroll in the government-sponsored Medicaid program. Watch it: