This is a tax, plain and simple. Even the Supreme Cours said so.
(much to the chagrin of Obama and his minions)
In fact, it's a tax penalty.
And it has the full backing of the IRS who are empowered to take your wages, your home, your assetts and most anything else if you refuse to pay for other peoples health insurance.(many of whom don't even have jobs but also, many who do work some, but still qualify for medical assistance and EBT and any number of other public aid, and drive Hummers).
"The term “shared responsibility payment” refers to the Obamacare individual mandate tax, one of at least seven tax hikes in the healthcare law that directly hit families making less than $250,000 per year."
In other words, specifically aimed at the middle and lower income people. And all aimed at forcing people to purchase a product they may neither need or want.