Monday, September 28, 2009

Government says jail those who don't get health insurance

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) received a handwritten note Thursday from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold confirming the penalty for failing to pay the up to $1,900 fee for not buying health insurance. Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail or a $25,000 penalty, Barthold wrote on JCT letterhead. He signed it "Sincerely, Thomas A. Barthold." The note was a follow-up to Ensign's questioning at the markup.


  1. EDIT: " 'Sincerely, Comrade Thomas A. Barthold' "

    Now, isn't it funny that this mandate was affirmed by the Joint Committee on TAXATION first? (see "totalitarian taxation")

  2. You are correct sir. Kinda makes one wonder?