With what appears to be an unbridled willingness to invent doomsday scenarios about health insurance reform, some conservatives have sunk to a new low, arguing that people can be sent to jail for up to five years if they don't buy insurance. True, there's a penalty if an individual doesn't buy insurance. True, the penalty MIGHT be treated as a tax. True, failure to pay taxes can be treated as a criminal violation. True, that violation could hold up to a five year jail sentence. But come on, people -- when was the last time anybody was prosecuted for failing to pay $750 in taxes? How about never?
Just more scare tactics from those who want to stop health insurance reform. Jennifer