Okay, I know most people probably don't watch the news, but a hillbilly wrote something in the newspaper that struck a chord. I was reading the editorial pages when one guy started talking about health care. From what I've heard on the news, the Senate has already given up on public option, employer mandated healthcare, and there is a chance that at least 17 million people will not be receiving healthcare. However, what one guy in the newspaper said in his letter sort of struck a bit of panic into me: "In the bill it says that everyone has to purchase healthcare or else you will be fined."
Does anyone know if this is true? I am having a difficult time trying to find an unbiased site that has the main information. If this is true, then how do the unemployed or those who only work part time afford healthcare or else be fined?