Democrats and the Obamacare penalty 'tax'

NY Times:

Health Law Penalty Hasn’t Worked, Ruining the Math

A lot of healthy people are defying predictions by the Affordable Care Act architects and refusing to enroll, throwing off the calculations behind the system.
The Democrats problem is that if they raise the penalty tax to a higher level in an attempt to force people to buy insurance they do not want, they will lose even more voters who are already despising the healthcare plan.  The only people who seem to likely are the ones who are getting it virtually free, i.e. other people's money is being used to pay for it and those who are doing the actual paying are also having to pay more for their own healthcare insurance.

This program looks like a loser for the Democrats either way.  The push to save it will revitalize the Tea Party.

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