From The Hill:
New legislation would allow people an exemption from the healthcare mandate by filing an affidavit with the IRS.
Those seeking the exemption would be required to tell the IRS that they don’t have insurance because of their religious beliefs. If those seeking the exemption later used healthcare services under the law, they would lose their eligibility for the exemption from buying insurance and would have to pay a penalty.
@afrakt, via phone. H/t Wonkbook.