You gotta love this blatant in-your-face rationalization
We did not require, in this legislation, Americans to have health care. What we did was we established a different treatment via your tax return.
if you choose not to have health care … you need to understand you are going to be treated differently on your tax return
So she claims that Its just like deciding to get married or have children she says. In fact, the only way her rationalization makes sense is if we consider instead that they just levied a brand new health tax on everyone and are giving us a deduction if we buy health insurance. Now I can bend my mind around and see that, but then it throws up the “no new taxes” lie and is still not the way the legislation is worded.