Somebody Set Us Up D Bomb!

…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.”

That should be an unemployed [insert occupation]’s last best hope!

UPDATE: Via OB at Ace’s, the Baucus version of:

You Have No Chance to Survive Make Your Time

The offending provision is on Pages 80-81 of the unamended Baucus bill, hidden amid a lot of similar legislative mumbo-jumbo about Medicare payments to doctors. The key sentence: “Beginning in 2015, payment would be reduced by five percent if an aggregation of the physician’s resource use is at or above the 90th percentile of national utilization.” Translated into plain English, it means that in any year in which a particular doctor’s average per-patient Medicare costs are in the top 10 percent in the nation, the feds will cut the doctor’s payments by 5 percent.

9 Responses to “Somebody Set Us Up D Bomb!”

  1. Gunslinger says:

    Hey college students, how do you like your hopenchange so far?

  2. Ebola says:

    They still think it’s great cause after electing they don’t bother to see if they keep in on the elected’s promise. They did their historical duty electin someone ‘cool’.

  3. Jim - PRS says:

    The community service sentence can be satisfied by working on the construction of the camps.

  4. JeffS says:

    I suppose that the economy could be stimulated by expanding the judicial and prison system……

  5. JeffS says:

    Regarding the update…..just exactly how is this NOT socialism? I’d really like to hear the spin on this one.

  6. Dave J. says:

    Dear 52: FUCK YOU!

  7. Ebola says:

    And confusion ensues.

  8. greg newson says:

    Is it 25 thousand or a year in year?I think it is perverted that laws state-a 10 thousand dollar fine and a year in year in jail.My Dear God,after a year in jail-losing one’s freedom in
    the company of crazy rapists-
    one must come up with ten grand also.Perverted logic….

  9. Gary from Jersey says:

    Counterfieters do less time. Maybe the ones who don’t get caught will be the only ones able to pay this little “fee.”

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