Friday, September 25, 2009

Democrats P.R. Nightmare: Jailing People Who Don't Buy Health Insurance

You knew there had to be a catch to Obamacare, and here it is:

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) received a handwritten note Thursday from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold confirming the penalty for failing to pay the up to $1,900 fee for not buying health insurance.

Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail or a $25,000 penalty, Barthold wrote on JCT letterhead. He signed it "Sincerely, Thomas A. Barthold."

Jailing people who don't want to buy insurance is a public relations nightmare for the Democrats.