"This is a penalty on free riders," Schumer said. "When someone who doesn't have health care shows up at a hospital or doctor's office and needs treatment for an injury or illness, who pays for it? The rest of us. The average family pays $1,017 more in health care costs to pay for those free riders, and we say, 'Yes, they ought to pay a penalty and shouldn't be a free rider, it's the right thing to do.'"
"The average family pays $1,017", Chuck.
I'd rather pay the 1K, Chuck.