Health care Insurance, via the bill as it reads to is MANDATORY. They will tax your gross income not only if you do not have insurnace, but if you do not have insurance they approve of. Here is the info straight from the bill as it reads today:
Begining on pg 167, if you do not have a health care plan that the government approves on, they will tax you 2.5% of your GROSS INCOME or if you do not have health care or their approved of health care for a portion of the year they will tax you more as well:
Subpart A—Tax on Individuals Without Acceptable Health Care Coverage
Sec. 59B. Tax on individuals without acceptable health care coverage.
SEC. 59B. TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLEHEALTH CARE COVERAGE.‘‘(a) TAX IMPOSED.—In the case of any individual who does not meet the requirements of subsection (d) at any time during the taxable year, there is hereby imposed a tax equal to 2.5 percent of the excess of—‘‘(1) the taxpayer’s modified adjusted gross income for the taxable year, over‘‘(2) the amount of gross income specified in section 6012(a)(1) with respect to the taxpayer.
‘‘(2) PRORATION FOR PART YEAR FAILURES.—
The tax imposed under subsection (a) with respect to any taxpayer for any taxable year shall not exceed the amount which bears the same ratio to the amount of tax so imposed (determined without regard to this paragraph and after application of paragraph (1)) as—‘‘(A) the aggregate periods during such taxable year for which such individual failed to meet the requirements of subsection (d), bears to‘‘(B) the entire taxable year