Whether you are taxed for being a free-rider or for smoking cigarettes, you are assesed a punitive tax.<quoted text>so it is correct, just pay the fine for not having insurance and get it when you need it.
So it is incorrect to call it a fine because as C J Roberts said, "it's really a tax."
Fruit flies like a banana, right over Dufus Dale's head.
You are assessed a tax penalty for being a free-rider.
The point was that a sin tax is not a fine, it's a tax. Paying a tax does not mean you are necessarily a law breaker. Capisce?
Because so-called "sin taxes" are levied on purchases, that does not mean all taxes and tax penalties require a purchase. Duh!