"Of those people who opt for the penalty, 10% are projected to be below the federal poverty level for 2016, which the CBO and JCT estimate will stand at about $12,000 for an individual or $24,600 for a family of four."
How does this square with the Medicaid expansion? Won't most of them already be on Medicaid, and thus avoid the penalty? Pretty sure they'll be exempt from the penalty.
If not, there'll be riots in the streets - there are millions of low-income people who rely on tax credits like EITC to get their tax "refunds" to buy their new cell phones, or go on vacation - if they find that money is reduced, they're gonna be some kind of po'd
Ah, Modern America, where the idle "poor" live better than the working middle class ...