That's a bit different.<quoted text>it is legal because under Article 1 Section 8 Clause 1, The very first power given to Congress by the US Constitution which is the power to tax and Money is power and the bases for the Social Security Act of 1935 which is Congress's Power to Tax under the US Constitution and why Social Security is no different than any different Federal Government Program that can be altered or eliminated at anytime which is what the SCOTUS confirmed in 1960 in Flemming V. Nestor.
You get taxed when something exchanges hands. This is the first time Americans have been taxed when something doesn't exchange hands. Therefore, it's not a tax but a penalty.
I get taxed on SS and Medicare, but, it's a tax to support a program that I will participate in later in life should I live so long. I get taxed when I buy something from the store. Again, those taxes go to support something. I get taxed on my property. Those taxes go to the county, city and schools all to support those entities.
Now I'm going to get "taxed" for NOT having an insurance policy. What does this supposed tax go to support?