Posted by psychobot5000 on June 28, 2012, at 18:53:11
In reply to you dont even have to pay the 'tax/penalty', posted by poser938 on June 28, 2012, at 18:32:44
> if i understood correctly...
> there is supposed to be a penalty you are to pay if you dont get an insurance plan, but there are zero consequences for not paying the penalty... so what does it matter if you just ignore this whole obamacare thing and dont get health insurance?
They can withhold a tax refund from you if you don't pay. That's the only enforcement mechanism i'm aware of. It's unclear whether that'll be enough to hold the plan together. That, plus some people signing up just because you're 'supposed to,' might be enough to keep the present insurance system afloat and serving a broader slice of our society.