Will anyone be exempt from this mandate-and-tax regime? Yes, though you might not like the answer.
Exemptions in the law include but are not limited to: those on welfare or otherwise not making enough money to file a tax return; criminals living behind bars; those not in the country legally; and those whose religion was deemed by HHS to have a sufficient theological objection to Health Insurance (no word yet on whether HHS will start hiring unionized theologian-bureaucrats). If you’re not in one of these categories, chances are you will be forced to document to the IRS whether you bought government-approved health insurance, and pay an extra tax if you didn’t.
As a service to the public, Americans for Tax Reform has drawn up what this tax return may reasonably look like. All of the invasive personal information disclosure is on there, as well as the exasperating exemptions and instructions on how to calculate your tax fine. It can be found at ObamaCaretaxform.com/" target="_blank">ObamacareTaxForm.com.
All voters should look it up, share it on Facebook and Twitter, and ask themselves and their neighbors whether this is the world they want to live in after Election Day.
Ryan Ellis is tax policy director for Americans for Tax Reform. Follow him on Twitter @Ryanlellis