WASHINGTON (OfficialWire) — The White House is pushing back against questions about whether President Barack Obama’s health care law would mean new taxes for many people.
A day after the Supreme Court upheld the law, White House press secretary Jay Carney says the law will create a “penalty” that will affect about 1 percent of those who refuse to get health insurance.
He says the penalty was modeled after the one put in place in Massachusetts when Republican Mitt Romney was governor. Romney is now Obama’s presidential challenger.
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