It's as un-American as you can get in my opinion - if that's worth much. But here is the law: If a USA Citizen does not have health insurance beginning Jan. 1, 2016 here are the "penalties" or "taxes" imposed:
If you don’t have coverage in 2016, you’ll pay the higher of these two amounts:
2.5% of your yearly household income
$695 per person ($347.50 per child under 18)
In future years, the tax is adjusted for inflation.
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