Hate to say I told you so, but it was clear all along that the Liberals cannot socialize health care without making us ALL be a part of it. It is, and always has been, an all or nothing deal. From the House Ways & Means Republicans:
Today, Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp (R-MI) released a letter from 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 bill’s 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.
In response to the JCT letter, Camp said: “This is the ultimate example of the Democrats’ command-and-control style of governing – buy what we tell you or go to jail. It is outrageous and it should be stopped immediately.”
We can expect to see thousands of Conservatives refuse to buy insurance or pay the fine, and many of us are willing to go to jail if need be, to set in motion litigation to challenge the constitutionality of Obamacare before the Supreme Court.