Monday, November 9, 2009

Clarification on Affordable Health Care for America Act

A helpful reader sent me a tactful email pointing out that I sounded like a crackpot and that basically it was not believable that the government would jail you for not purchasing health insurance.

To be fair the Affordable Health Care for America Act does not specifically say that you will go to jail for not buying health insurance from a private insurer.

The Affordable Health Care for America Act does levy a $750 fine against any person not purchasing health insurance from a private insurer. That $75o fine is levied and collected by the IRS. If you refuse to pay the IRS you can be fined $25,000 or serve up to five years in prison.

So yes the Affordable Health Care for America Act does not have imprisonment in the bill itself but through the clever use of the IRS as the collection agency you are bound to pay or suffer massive fines and imprisonment.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

See http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-111hr3962IH/pdf/BILLS-111hr3962IH.pdf

I don't think the $750 is there in the latest version anymore. Now its 2.5% of your gross income in the form of a tax collected by the IRS.

Anonymous said...

If there were any non-commies about this health care circle jerk would start the civil war. The good news is that the commies have got their gulag and they're going, taking their coverage with 'em, dirt floors and all. Won't leave nobody standing, but a dozen or so non-commies and they don't say nothin'.

Mayberry said...

Send me to jail. Well, try anyways. Clack-clack....

Mo said...

I wouldn't be surprised to see the "revenuers" escalate a few of these "tax collections" into incidents like Ruby Ridge. A few summary executions by the government for resisting imprisonment - under the guise of tax evasion - ought to get a majority to fall in line.

Anonymous said...

A sign on the toilet seat read "Free Obama Dolls Here."

Bryan said...
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Anonymous said...

At least you'll get free health care when you go to jail.

bnmng said...

You can say that about any law. They won't jail you for speeding, but they'll give you a ticket. Refuse to pay the ticket, they'll take your license. Drive anyway ... eventually you'll end up in jail.