White House Sticks to Individual Mandate as Penalty, Not Tax – Yahoo! News

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“For those who can afford health insurance but choose to remain uninsured, forcing the rest of us to pay for their care, a penalty is administered as part of the Affordable Care Act,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One today.

via White House Sticks to Individual Mandate as Penalty, Not Tax – Yahoo! News.

But what about those folks who can’t afford care even with all the changes? You know there will still be those individuals or families that are way below the poverty line and still won’t be able to afford insurance. Do they get “taxed” as well?

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