-- JFAC Co-Chairman Sen. Dean Cameron (R-Rupert), who owns and operates an insurance agency of his own, told this to the Post Register of Idaho Falls (quoted in the Times-News) in response to the proposal of giving additional funds to Idaho's Catastrophic Health (CAT) Fund. The CAT Fund, which reimburses counties for indigent health care services, will reportedly run out of money in 2010.
"I anticipate 15 (percent) of the population still refusing* to buy coverage. Incidentally, that is essentially the same percentage who refuse to purchase auto insurance even though it is mandated by law."
(*Editor's Note: Emphasis on 'refusing' my own, Sen. Cameron apparently doesn't understand that the poor in Idaho aren't refusing anything--how can you refuse something that is beyond financial reach?)