Since the government now has the authority to compel someone to purchase a private product with private money for private use from a private company or face possible punishment where does that authority end? Using the same logic the federal government could now pass a "tax" saying that anyone who has more than 1 kid would face a $100,000 tax penalty. The act of the person having a child has no bearing on their income nor is it an act of interstate commerce - like the purchase of health care. What I find most interesting about this situation is the inevitable unintended consequences of such authority being generated by the federal government. Living in California I am reminded every day of the unintended consequences of the progressive expansion of the commerce clause as it relates to the regulation of intrastate commerce and California's ability to regulate medical marijuana.