“Or else what,” you ask?
Well, the answer is simple. “Or else, you have to pay $25,000 in fines, and go to jail for a year.”
The degree of officious meddling and heavy-handedness that will ultimately be involved in any health care “reform” bill will be astonishing to behold. People can actually be sent to jail and fined heavily if they choose, for themselves, not to purchase health insurance. It may be stupid not to get health insurance, but to criminalize the lack of health insurance is mind-bogglingly insane.