A tax penalty for free-riders is a tax penalty for free riders, even if you call the requirement to have insurance a "mandate."<quoted text>
That's BS. What it is, is a mandate. Do as we say or we'll fine you. Tax my azz! But I think ObumblerCare is destined to fail anyway. Tax? LMAO!!!
It's not rocket science.
You are assessed a tax penalty for being a free-rider. The IRS also assesses a tax penalty if you are late in filing. Both are tax penalties under the tax code.