Politico is reporting that Senator Ensign yesterday received a handwritten note confirming that a fine up to $25K, a misdemeanor and up to 1 year in jail will be the penalty for violating the mandate to buy health insurance.
Here is the .pdf of the handwritten note.
Sooo... are you ready to go to court?
Because, you know, according to our Constitution, we're innocent until proven guilty. And we have the right to an attorney to represent us. And if you can not afford one, the system will appoint you one, free of charge [ more taxpayers money, BTW].
That is, if after all, we still have the Constitution... or, if the country does not become a huge jail - perfectly a la Cuban, you know, that have the higher jail-per-population ratio in the continent.