The requirement proposed by Max Baucus, D-Mont., in the health care reform bill will penalize individuals and families about $770 to $3,000 a year if any refuse to purchase health insurance. It is frankly admitted in the news articles that the purpose of the requirement was to target the millions of young people who are currently refusing to purchase insurance. What will be the punishment if anyone refuses to pay even the fine? Will they all be sent to prison? Will their homes and cars be seized — the same as if it were a drug bust? Will their future pay checks be garnisheed — the same as with negligent fathers? Will they have a home arrest or probation until they can pay it off?
Baucus requirement unfairly targets young people
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