I admit to being a bit "slow" ... but where did Baucus come up with his $8000/$21,000 maximum cost numbers? Might that be the cost of the plan that covers the Congressmen/women?
Such a "deluxe" plan for a person with a pre-existing condition might cost more. In which case, the insuror who insures those people takes on added risk for the pre-existing condition costs, and also gets hit with an excise tax on the cost over the max stipulated. Does that make the insurance for those pre-existing conditions even more expensive than it might otherwise be (as the tax gets passed onto the consumer)? A "luxury tax" on health insurance?
Probably not jail ... not enough jails. Maybe an ankle bracelet? Then you can keep working to pay off the liens that the enforcement agency for the tax (IRS?) slaps on everything you own & cleans out your bank account. But cheer up, once you exceed $10K, you can go to one of those companies that negotiates away your tax liability for pennies on the dollarAnd what if people/businesses get fined again and again.....are they gonna throw me in jail because I have no health insurance......hmmmm....get thrown in jail and guess what? Now I have FREE medical.