The SF Chronicle today ran an article which tried to answer what many are concerned about over healthcare reform. Even though this article is well-written and comprehensive, it still doesn’t address what HR 3200 will do to all if passed – it will impose a tax of 2.5% on anyone who the government deems to be “without acceptable health care coverage.”
So while lawmakers attempt to appease voters by telling them that they will be able to keep their current coverage if they’re happy with it, that may not actually be the case if this law is passed. If the government decides that your current health insurance is not “acceptable” – by whatever standards they choose – the governement will impose a tax on you of up to 2.5% of your income. Take a look at page 167 of HR 3200.