Apples and Oranges! If I don’t have a child or buy a house I don’t get a tax credit or deduction. If Obamacare was designed to give tax breaks to those who purchase health insurance while leaving those alone who did not then fine but such is not the case. I can chose to invest in tax exempt bonds to receive a tax break that other investors who chose otherwise do not. Under Obamacare I have no real choice. Don’t buy insurance then pay the tax, fine, penalty, whatever ling floats your boat. Don’t pay the tax, fine, penalty, then go to jail! Surely you can see the difference between that and not receiving a deduction or credit. It is the difference of a pat on the head vs. a gun to the head.