The bill requires every American, with few exceptions, to carry health insurance. To enforce this individual mandate, the Senate Finance Committee created the excise tax as a penalty for people who donÃ¢??t have insurance Ã¢?? and it can run as much as $3,800 a year per family.
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It may just be me, but it looks more and more like the individual mandate was the plan all along. Is there a better way for insurance companies to increase their market share than to pay the government to make their product mandatory? What mandatory subscriptions will be next?
Hypothetically; if I don’t buy insurance, and I don’t pay the fines, will I be put in jail?
mcconnell $3.3M, hatch $2.9M, baucus $2.8M, grassley $2.7M, lieberman $2.6M, burr $2.4M, ensign $2.4M, cornyn $2.2M, kyl $2.1M, conrad $2.1M, cantor $1.8M boehner $1.7M, coburn $1.2M, j wilson 800K were paid by the Medical Industrial Complex to kill Health Care Reform. (Source: OpenSecrets.org)