"Obamacare: Buy insurance or go to jail!"

This is comforting.

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) received a handwritten note Thursday from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold confirming the penalty for failing to pay the up to $1,900 fee for not buying health insurance.

Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail or a $25,000 penalty, Barthold wrote on JCT letterhead. He signed it "Sincerely, Thomas A. Barthold."

The note was a follow-up to Ensign's questioning at the markup.

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Blogger juandos said...

Well Professor John there might be a glimmer of hope on the horizon...

Arizona Moves to Oppose Obama’s Expected Health Care Mandates

(CNSNews.com) - Voters in Arizona will decide next year whether residents will be subject to mandates in the pending health care reform that President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are promoting.

At least five other states – Indiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota and Wyoming – have considered proposals to take pre-emptive action against the pending federal mandates, but those proposals have either not made it out of committee, failed to get enough votes from one side of the legislature, or are still being crafted. (there's more)

9/26/2009 4:39 AM  
Blogger bdickens said...

If I can't afford the $1900 fine for being poor, where am I going to come up with the $25 Grand?

9/26/2009 10:22 AM  
Blogger John Lott said...

Dear 1:
Unfortunately, I am fairly certain that the courts will not allow this to stand.

9/26/2009 12:16 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Introducing '3-D Halloween Obamacare Horror Show' video just in time for Halloween to educate people of the horror that is obamacare


Please spread far and wide.

10/14/2009 3:11 PM  

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