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and only if the Commissioner of Social Security finds that—
(C) such sect or division thereof has the established tenets or teachings referred to in the preceding sentence,
(D) it is the practice, and has been for a period of time which he deems to be substantial, for members of such sect or division thereof to make provision for their dependent members which in his judgment is reasonable in view of their general level of living, and
(E) such sect or division thereof has been in existence at all times since December 31, 1950.
and oppose health insurance.... Islamic bookstore
Originally, the terminology in the above Code was meant to specifically refer to theOld Order Amish, because their beliefs prohibit them from participating in commercial or public insurance, but the wording makes the exception applicable to Muslims, too. In her Guide to Islam, Christine Dodge explained that "under common interpretations of Islamic law, that conventional insurance is forbidden." This is because "paying money for something, with no guarantee that you will ever benefit from it (i.e. you pay pay for health insurance coverage, and never get sick), involves a high ambiguity/risk and could theoretically be considered a form of gambling. The criticism is of the system itself, where the insured always seems to lose while the insurance companies get richer and charge higher premiums."
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I think my ultimate conclusion is that this is a bunch of propagandist crap. M. O'Neill made an interesting point, that those parties who are exempt from having to pay for insurance are also unable to receive its benefits. So, if this is the case, then why should anyone care about who is exempt and who isn't? Whether it's a Muslim or an Amish person, it really doesn't matter if they're exempt, if they're not utilizing the services. But what services are we talking about here? We still don't have "universal health care". I was under the impression that this health care bill would force people to purchase insurance... is that correct?

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