Obama Administration Takes Steps to Implement Obamacare Mandate Tax on Americans

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The Obama Administration took steps this week to implement the Obamacare mandate tax. The Congressional Budget Office determined in 2012 that millions of Americans will get socked by the Obamacare mandate tax, 80 percent of whom are middle income citizens.
The Hill reported:

The Obama administration took new steps Wednesday toward implementing the individual mandate in its signature healthcare law, downplaying the scope of the unpopular provision by stressing rules that allow exemptions from the requirement to purchase insurance.

The Internal Revenue Service and the Health and Human Services Department emphasized exceptions to the mandate, which were detailed in new regulations that also laid out the process by which the IRS will calculate penalties for going uninsured.

The mandate requires most taxpayers to either buy insurance or pay a fine to the IRS. It’s one of the most politically unpopular provisions of the healthcare law, and was at the core of last year’s historic Supreme Court case over the healthcare law.

HHS referred to the politically charged provision as a system of “shared responsibility” payments.

The mandate penalty “applies only to the limited group of taxpayers who choose to spend a substantial period of time without coverage despite having ready access to affordable coverage,” HHS said in a fact sheet on the new rules.

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70 percent of those who will pay the Obamacare mandate make less than 400 percent of federal poverty level. (Red Alexandria)

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  • Lim Lynn

    Superbowl NORAD.
    Socialist Democrat Commie Traitor in Chief will always rename taxes using other word.

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  • jharp

    Who doesn’t buy insurance? Where I live it’s only freeloaders. And it’s long past time they paid they own way.

    The whole mandate outrage doesn’t make sense to me now nor did it ever.

  • Mikey

    elections have consequences. oh well.

  • Earthmover

    Voting eight times in the same election has consequences.

  • Economan

    So…it is a tax even after the swore up and down it wasn’t?

  • jharp

    #6 “So…it is a tax even after the swore up and down it wasn’t?”

    Huh? I don’t get it. What makes the difference what it’s called?

    The fact is the free loading is over. Buy insurance or pay your fair share of the cost of not having insurance.

    And you have a problem with this why?

  • jony101

    I aint buying it and I aint paying no penalty. I quit my job before I pay anything. Sorry you little people pay it if you want.

  • Maggiej

    He’s a lying cheating………..well you know the drill!!

  • jharp

    #8 January 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm
    jony101 commented:

    “I aint buying it and I aint paying no penalty.”

    So what are your plans should you or a family member come down with a serious illness God forbid?

  • bigL

    Are we goingto have to hear Obama during the Super Bowl ? Is
    there a spech planned before or after ?
    It is like Fahrenheit 451 with the Leader on the flat-screen on the wall droning on and on.
    Next we will have cameras facing out saying, e.g. “and what do you think???”

  • jb books

    It seems to me that those folks who do not have a job that is robust enough to provide a path to decent insurance, are likely to be among those least able or willing to buy insurance, and also among the least capable of paying the fine. Or tax. Or whatever. I am sure the IRS and its many new agents will be very forgiving and understanding in this whole matter. Right?

  • paul52

    jharp: Will the 11+million illegal aliens be buying health insurance also, or will they stay on the taxpayer dime? Who pays their “fair share”?

  • jharp

    paul52 commented:

    “jharp: Will the 11+million illegal aliens be buying health insurance also, or will they stay on the taxpayer dime? Who pays their “fair share”?”

    I doubt it as they are not eligible to buy insurance on the exchanges.

    So, what is your solution to the problem?

    And as far as who pays their share?

    I’d say those that buy insurance do. How about you? Do we agree that people like jony101 who refuse to buy insurance and instead rely on taxpayers should ill befall them are a huge part of the problem?

    Why should jony101 get his care for free whilst I have to pay for mine?

  • Joanne

    People should really unite and stop going to work for awhile and shut down America in protest. How hard would that be!

  • bigmike

    So lots of the Obama voters are going to be surprised when their refund check takes a hit? WTF! I’S BE GETTING RIPPED OFF BY DE GUV’MINT? Reality is a bitch, homey!

  • WillofLa

    So if only those who don’t or can’t buy their own health insurance must pay this fine, who are they talking about? Most middle income people who have job provided health insurance, HAVE insurance already.

    According to the explanation wouldn’t that mean the only people who would be paying this fine ARE Blacks, Hispanic’s, poor Whites, or yuppies who make enough to pay cash for their healthcare costs, including the “rich”? Wouldn’t that mean that WE would be about the only people who WOULDN’T be paying this tax/fine? If it’s to sweep up everyone who isn’t “paying their fair share” into the overall healthcare costs to the general public, and make everyone who doesn’t have healthcare insurance GET insurance or pay the fine, wouldn’t that NOT include people who already have their own insurance?

    I understand that if you don’t currently have health insurance according to the law you can’t run out and hurry up and buy health insurance to keep from having to pay this $2500? And the law states that the insurance companies can’t offer anyone insurance to provide people who are suddenly hurrying up and trying to buy insurance in order to escape the tax/fine, CAN’T OFFER YOU insurance?

    And if your company cancels it’s health insurance to keep from paying the government the fine on uninsurred employee’s, that would mean that everyone who suddenly finds themselves without insurance can’t run out and get insurance, and the insurance companies can’t offer it to any employee, nor can they make any changes to the company policy either or it would null and void the company insurance and force everyone onto government healthcare. Kinda like highway robbery.

    Does any of that sound legal or ethical? Or Constitutional? Roberts needs to be beaten to an inch of his life.

    Could the Supreme Court give a vote of “no confidence” to another Supreme Court Justice and force him/her to resign? You know the liberals/Communists on the court would go along with that, wouldn’t they? And Obama would appoint Eric Holder immediately. Of course you can’t appoint a criminal who has been charged with contempt of Congress for Supreme Court Justice. I wouldn’t put anything past Obama the Kenyan commie.

  • thescribbler

    There are already rumblings…from what I’ve heard refund checks are being hit pretty hard this year. People are already complaining. I never understood how people could work, at the very most, part time and end up getting thousands and thousands of dollars back every year. All along getting ‘help’ from the government. Just wait until their ‘fair’ share isn’t what is used to be…they are going to riot in the street.

  • Highlander

    jharp, I understand your insistence that everyone pay their fair share, but let’s face it … the roots of the problem with our health care system can be traced back to the MANDATE that hospitals treat anyone who walked through their doors. The day that happened was the beginning of all our problems. Remove that mandate, and let hospitals operate as the businesses they are, and the system will self-correct. Costs for care and insurance will drop like a rock, because hospitals and care providers won’t be forced to absorb the cost of treating millions of freeloaders, and nearly everyone, when faced with the prospect of going untreated, will scramble to buy insurance. No mandate will be necessary …

    The bottom line is that the free-market financial relationship between patient, provider, and insurer must be restored, and EVERYONE must accept the fact that they have to pay for the services they receive. It is UNCONSTITUTIONAL to force a business to charge their paying customers more in order to subsidize the cost of treating non-paying customers. If costs are brought back in line and people are faced with the reality of being turned away if they don’t have insurance or enough cash to pay for their health care, they will willingly enter the insurance market at an early age, when insurance is cheaper. That is how it works with life insurance, and that is how it should work with health insurance. If you wait to buy your insurance until you’re old and prone to illness, it will (and should) cost a lot more, and the benefits will (and should) be limited. If you choose not to buy insurance at all, and cannot afford to pay for your treatment, you will (and should) receive nothing but the most basic care … whatever treatment is necessary to protect society from disease, and basic hospice for the terminally ill.

    This whole mess is a shining example of what happens when the government is allowed to meddle in the free market. If they would just butt out, perform their duty to protect society from contagious disease, and let the markets work, they problem would fix itself. Encouraging irresponsibility and government dependency serves nobody but our politicians, who will go to great lengths to secure our votes. Period.

    We simply cannot fix the problems caused by one misguided government mandate with more misguided government mandates.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    more money for the politicans less money for the workers.

    “the power to tax is the power to tyranize.”