The majority of the court said its a tax and therefore it is a tax. They have spoken. Theres no way around that. You can try and say you wish they had decided a different way but they didnt. They concluded it was a tax. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, remarking on President Barack Obamas requirement that all Americans buy health insurance.
Mr. Romney said it amounts to a tax, but argued that a similar initiative he started in Massachusetts was a penalty, not a tax.