The New Insurance Mandate

Yesterday, June 28, 2012, SCOTUS, the Supreme Court of the United States, upheald as constitutional, MOST of the “Affordable Health Care Act,” commonly known as “ObamaCare.”

The Court said that the President of the United States (POTUS) CANNOT mandate that US citizens MUST buy health insurance, BUT the President CAN charge a “tax” (fine, levy, choose your own synonym) upon citizens who do not purchase health insurance!


You can’t make me buy it, but you can tax/fine me if I don’t?  That sounds like double-talk to me. Am I missing something here?  Is that John Roberts’ way of having his cake and eating it, too?  John Roberts, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, said, in effect, “You can’t make people do this, but if they don’t you can tax them for it.”

That just does not make sense to me.  It appears at least some of the people will skip purchasing health insurance for themselves or their families, and let the US tax them…depending on how much the tax will be.

We live in interesting times, do we not?