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October 1 2009

Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200

Nicole Kurokawa Neily

Remember that individual mandate being debated so feverishly in the Senate? There's some fine print that very few people have mentioned: if you're not covered, and you don't pay the penalty, you could face a prison sentence!

From Fox News:

Thomas Barthold, chief of staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, told senators that the IRS could take legal action against those who fail to pay the mandate penalty.

In a handwritten note to Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., Barthold said violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail or a $25,000 penalty.

What an interesting twist! Because you know what's really hazardous to your health? JAIL.

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