Comment: Read it again ...

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Read it again ...

... because as far as a penalty is concerned, it seems to only apply to the issuer (insurance company).

"... and there shall be no penalty or fine imposed upon any such issuer for choosing not to participate in such programs."

The first part is fuzzy language, which is how many laws are written.

"No individual, company, business, nonprofit entity, or health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage shall be required to participate in any Federal health insurance program created under this Act ..."

Is it saying that an individual does not have BUY insurance, or is it saying that an individual WHO OFFERS INSURANCE does not have to participate?

Fuzzy language so that only some dude in a black dress sitting up high on an elevated desk in a room with a gold-fringed flag behind him will make that call.

Congress didn't read it, and they CERTAINLY didn't write it, so why should they care?