So, it sounds like bullshit to me, but the apologists for Obamacare insist that the 'individual mandate' isn't a real law. Apparently there's language right there in the legislation that makes it null and void. That's right, the ACA doesn't actually 'force' anyone to buy insurance. In fact, they claim, the law specifically states that no legal action can be brought against anyone who refuses to comply. Now, if you believe that, I have an important investment opportunity I'd like to talk to you about. But for the time being, let's take them at their (likely spurious) word. Clearly, the best strategy for all of us who aren't currently sick is to cancel our insurance as soon as the law takes effect. Take care of yourself out of pocket until you get seriously ill, and then sign up. Anything else would be idiotic. And you can do so without any repercussion. Also, it's not a tax. Except when it is. And then, of course, it isn't. "Look at the monkey. Look at the silly monkey!"