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Why Would Anyone Pay the Penalty for Being Uninsured?

3 years agoNews : Reason

A recent A.P. story about IRS enforcement of ObamaCare's individual health insurance mandate tax focuses on the personnel required but also mentions a point I made a few months before the Supreme Court upheld that provision (in a post headlined "If the Penalty for Uninsured Taxpayers Survives, Good Luck Collecting It"): If people decide not to buy he medical coverage the government thinks they should have, there is not much the government can do about it.
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Defenders of Mandatory Health Insurance Provision Still Arguing That It’s Not a Purchase Requirement

News : Reason (3 years ago)

Obamacare’s requirement to purchase health insurance -- the individual mandate? It doesn’t really compel anyone into commerce. That’s what the government is still claiming in its defense of the mandate, anyway.   During Supreme Cour... Read Post

IRS Union: Don't Put Tax Collectors Into Obamacare's Health Exchanges!

News : Reason (2 years ago)

The Internal Revenue Service is responsible for enforcing multiple provisions in Obamacare, including a slew of revenue-raising taxes and fees, the individual mandate, and the disbursement of insurance subsidies for insurance purcha... Read Post

Here's What ObamaCare's Individual Mandate Tax Form Could Look Like

News : Reason (2 years ago)

Barring repeal, ObamaCare's individual mandate will kick into effect in 2014. Under the provision, judged legal as a tax by the Supreme Court earlier this year, anyone who doesn't maintain qualifying health insurance will eventually... Read Post

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