What Obama's Affordable Care Act Will Cost Consumers - Business Insider
Liberals are actually gloating over these numbers. Just because Roberts punted this garbage back to the other 2 branches doesn't mean it's a good law. And yes it's Unconstitutional. Roberts went activist because he was afraid the Court would be "Mic Checked" by Obama and the Democrats if he didn't cave to their thuggery and intimidation.Consumer penalties: Part of the controversy surrounding health care reform was that the law would mandate coverage for all Americans on pain of penalties. Those penalties will be tiered and rise over a three-year period that kicks off in 2014, according to the National Association of Consumer Protection:
2014: Families––$285 or 1 percent of total household income, whichever is greater. Individual adults––$95.
2015: Families––$975 or 2 percent of income, whichever is greater. Individual adults––$325.
2016: Families––$2,085 or 2.5 percent of income, whichever is greater. Individual adults––$695.
If you're not covered by your employer, you'll have to pick from a list of government-mandated health insurance packages (they'll be called "exchanges", with options for individuals and businesses provided at the state level). Some exceptions do apply, including low-income families who can prove financial hardship.