WASHINGTON -- The description of Mitt Romney's Massachusetts' health care legislation as a "tax penalty" on official state government websites could add fuel to the debate over descriptions of the individual mandate, implemented in the Bay State and then nationally.
"Every year, you will need to show proof of health insurance on your state income tax return. If you do not have health insurance, you will face a stiff tax penalty," says the page, titled Massachusetts Health Care Reform: Tips and Resources.
The current website for Massachusetts Health Connector, the state's clearinghouse for health insurance plans and payment, includes a page of tables to help residents "estimate the tax penalties" they can face for being uninsured for all or part of the year.
What is it Mitt? Does not matter as your plan is no different from Obamacare as Obama used your State Health care plan to craft Obamacare! Latinos take note - Romney intends to repeal on day 1 Obamacare in spite of the fact his own state health care law that he signed is the same! Note the hypocracy Latinos!