The poor dont have to pay. They qualify under the extended medicade clause of the law
I am not talking about the poor. I am talking about people who are temporarily unemployed or younger people who would not be considered poor under the law, but don't have the extra to pay for insurance.
This is a tax on low income people. People who don't qualify for medicade or food stamps because they make to much. These are the people I think about, because I was there, my sister and a friend are there. I chose at the time to not have insurance because it was an expense I didn't need. Now I would be taxed, another expense I would not have been able to afford.
It's great that there is a waver available.
But from this it looks like ANYONE making over 16K is going to be expected to buy insurance or pay the tax.
We need FREE healthcare. This law is a smokescreen.
I am working class. I have to use 80/20 insurance to afford my apartment. If I use something like Kaiser, I cannot pay the rent. I am not the only person in this situation.
If America is to get to th next level, we need FREE insurance like what they probably do in our native lands. If I am wrong on this, my African brothers and sisters can correct me.
I don't know how they do it in the different African countries, but in European countries people are taxed at 30-40% of their income to pay for the free healthcare. **** I don't know how the people afford that.