According to Committee On Ways & Means Republicans Ranking Member, Dave Camp, “the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) confirming that the failure to comply with the individual mandate to buy health insurance contained in the Pelosi health care bill (H.R. 3962, as amended) could land people in jail. The JCT letter makes clear that Americans who do not maintain acceptable health insurance coverage and who choose not to pay the bills new individual mandate tax (generally 2.5% of income), are subject to numerous civil and criminal penalties, including criminal fines of up to $250,000 and imprisonment of up to five years.” SOURCE: Komo 4 News (ABC Seattle) Reporter Shomari Stone
Either purchase insurance or you’ll go to jail! They can’t be serious about that, can they? Is it me, or is there something very wrong with this? And I just love how this administration campaigned on “transparency”, but when asked a direct question, not only did Pelosi not answer the question, she completely ignored the reporter at the end of this press conference. I am so tired of this poorly run country and it’s politics. It’s becoming increasingly clear to me that no matter who we “vote” for, no matter the party, they will continue to ignore what is best for the people. I can’t figure out how they came to the conclusion that this would be necessary. Adding legislation that would imprison you is simply outrageous and frightening. When will people accept the fact that absolutely none of them care about the general population. Their allegiances is clearly towards the corporations that line their pockets and in this case, it’s going to be the insurance companies. How very compassionate of them to do something like this during the worst economic crisis ever! Disgraceful!!