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.
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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.