On October 5, 2009, Congressman John Shadegg introduced a resolution in the House that if passed would eliminate fines and jail time for people who do not purchase health insurance under the House versions of Obamacare.
On September 24, 2009, the Joint Committee on Taxation confirmed that in addition to paying a fine for failing to purchase health coverage, the Congressional Democrats’ health plan could require an individual to pay an additional $25,000 fine or even spend up to one year in jail.”
President Obama and the Nancy Pelosi Democrats claim to be protecting the ‘little guy.’ Nothing could be further from the truth. According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), American families will pay $29 billion in penalties for failing to meet the Washington’s new order. Even insured Americans are subject to these harsh penalties if Congressional Democrats and Washington bureaucrats don’t approve of their coverage!