Skip to comments.ObamaCare: Buy Health Insurance Or Go To Jail
Posted on 09/27/2009 5:30:39 AM PDT by CyberRBTmail
Americans who fail to pay the penalty for not buying insurance would face legal action from the Internal Revenue Service, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation.
Senator John Ensign (R-NV) received a handwritten note Thursday (September 24th) from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold confirming the penalty for failing to pay the maximum $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 PDF scanned note is included in this blog post.)
ObamaCare: Buy Health Insurance Or Go To Jail
What’s next, vote for zero or face a a year in jail or a $25,000 penalty?
I for one will demonstrate against Obama by refusing it...even if that means going to jail.
If US citizens are imprisoned just because they do not want the government/public option (and how is this an option by the way), then this is clearly unconstitutional and any one who is imprisoned for just such a reason should be able to sue their state and federal politicians and government over just such provisions. I would love to sue the state and federal government for millions of dollars for wrongful imprisonment etc. Bring it on.
Just wait until college students wake up to the fact that they will be paying about $5,000 a year for medical insurance they don’t want or pay a hefty fine. How are they supposed to save for a house or pay off their student loans? Oh, that’s right, they’ll be able to do that through community service.
These unsuspecting college kids don’t realize that the high premiums they will pay for something they don’t want is going to be what finances most of this so-called healthcare reform.
I’m so glad that Mark Levin covered this on his radio show.
Here’s the actual note:
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