The penalty for not having health insurance being regarded as being a tax is a major error.
Taxes are collected by the government to raise revenues, with the anticipated revenues from taxes being part of the budget making process in determining expenditures (or at least I hope that they are).
If the penalty for not having health insurance is a tax, then the Federal government must be counting on raising revenues from this tax, the same as it would for any other tax.
This means that the US government is counting on some citizens not having health insurance so that it may collect revenues from Chief Justice Roberts’ “tax”.
Clearly, this is a logical absurdity. Too bad that Justice Roberts didn’t realize this in writing his flawed ruling.