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Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
Originally posted by Elostone
I, for one, will NOT be buying into any so called "mandated" health insurance. I will go to prison 1st.
What, so I'll be forced to pay for your vacation in prison now?
Originally posted by plumranch
Prosecution is authorized under the Code for a variety of offenses. Depending on the level of the noncompliance, the following penalties could apply to an individual:
• Section 7203 – misdemeanor willful failure to pay is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000 and/or imprisonment of up to one year.
• Section 7201 – felony willful evasion is punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment of up to five years.” [page 3]
I wonder if the jails will be able to handle all the US citizens who refuse to buy their silly insurance?
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Originally posted by Seiko
reply to post by fraterormus
You seem fairly balanced in your responses, what do you think of the legality of it?
This differs in car insurance as you can choose not to drive, but this seems like a living tax?
Originally posted by bigvig316
You know are jails are full. They are going to have to build more jails because right now half of America would be going into it. Maybe that is how they want to create more jobs that way.
Only those who must file a 1040 already, and who have a Net Adjusted Income that is Taxable are liable for the 2.5% Penalty if they do not maintain Health Insurance. In other words, the Retired, Minors, the Poor, the Unemployed, et cetera neither are required to have Health Care or taxed for not having it.
Originally posted by Jim Scott
It's not? Think about it. I have to work to pay for the health care of others now. Doesn't that affect my liberty? When the uninsured go into a hospital, it comes out of my taxpayer pocket. I would rather see them pay something, personally.
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;