So, now 198 million americans have to pay for 360 million american's health care instead of 198 million. Please, do tell how this will cost less? I expect to see a 30% rise in healthcare costs in 2014. The fine, is up to 1% of your salary. Doing some math, I currently pay about 500 more a year than the fine would cost me to not have health care, yet, i would still retain government coverage if i got sick. So, why should I opt-in to pay for my own at work when it's cheaper not to? Our country is falling apart. Led by idiots. Approved by fucktards. Progressives only see the narrow picture that helps people with pre-existing conditons and so forth obtain care. There's a happy medium somewhere. I think it lies in taxing mcdonalds, corn syrup, and other shit foods a 75% "you'll probably be a leech on society later" tax, which would 100% fund the healthcare system, and at the same time, encourage people to eat better foods. The Today show had some 13 year old 'hero' on this morning while i was getting ready for work about how he saved his dad after he collapsed by performing CPR. And then they showed the picture. All clinically obese. i wonder why he dropped dead? It's a sad place to be right now, in America. Meanwhile, Spain and Italy are on the verge of collapse, Greece is still in limbo, the middle east in a warzone, still.... When are they opening up the space station or mars for human colonization?