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Domine, non sum dignus

BJC’s Overlord

Steven Lipstein is president of BJC Hospitals. He is part of well-funded, national campaign to deny Missourians the right to NOT purchase something they don’t want. In a preposterous letter to his employees, Lipstein attempts to argue that human beings have no right to say “no” to health insurance. As self-anointed overlord of our spending, Lipstein questions the very foundations of America’s guiding philosophy when he writes: Can a citizen decide not to buy health care services, and with that decision, not be required to buy health insurance? Read more →