Optional — Tax
Tax? Whom is kidding whom? Only the rubes on the back-40 will swallow that load of bad medicine.
If you have half (maybe less) a brain and you have the option of forking over X number of dollars for a pretty good health care plan OR forking over the same X number of dollars to the government because you are too stupid or stubborn to buy health insurance, what will the vast majority of people do?
So it isn’t a tax if you buy health insurance, but it is a tax if you fork it over to the gov’t?
As an aside: I think Justice Roberts sided with the liberal four because this decision is his legacy. He does not want to be remembered for decades as the Roberts Court that struck down health care.