OK, so the health insurance mandate is a tax. It’s an Obamatax that is estimated to cost taxpayers at least $1 trillion, some say $1.7 trillion. The largest tax increase in the history of world, it is said. Here’s the real rub, it’s a regressive tax falling most heavily on the middle class who can less easily afford health insurance that has been made too costly by other federal government policies and state law mandates on the type of coverage you are allowed to buy.
Michael Ramirez nails it in this cartoon: