Skip to comments.IRS will police health care (Commiecare™ fine print)
Posted on 03/23/2010 7:41:56 PM PDT by Libloather
IRS will police health care
Lindsay Landry / KETK News
March 23, 2010 - 5:51pm
TYLER - The Internal Revenue Service will be the government's chief enforcer for health care reform. They'll be responsible for watching both business and individuals to make sure they have the insurance coverage the government requires. But the questions is, will the IRS really be able to enforce this?
According to the new bill, the purpose of the mandates is to regulate economic and financial decisions about how and when health care is paid for, and when health insurance is bought. But many worry if the IRS is up for the challenge.
In 2014, every person and most businesses will be required to certify on their tax returns if they have bought the level of insurance they're required to have. If not, then that person or business will have to pay a separate tax to the IRS. For individuals it could be up to $750 a person or $2,250 a household. And for a business, $750 per uncovered employee.
To make this work, the Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the IRS will need $10 billion in additional funds, funds which were not made available under the health reform bill.
Some believe this will be tough to enforce because of how complicated the bill is.
"They're going to have to beer the branch up in order to enforce it," Peter Milne of Healy, Milne & Associates. "It will actually be cheaper to pay the fines than it will be to pay the premiums."
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The more complicated it is the easier the gestapo can operate. Want to bet they will be issued guns etc. Wouldn't doubt brown shirts.
Let's hope they are as inept as the rest of gov't bureaucracies.
“Want to bet they will be issued guns etc”
Um, there was a thread awhile back talking about the large order of short-barreled shotguns that the IRS got. The Dept. of Education got a bunch too!. (WTH???)
Well, smart beat devious most of the time, we will have to see where this goes.
If it goes as most gooberment programs, it will just be another DMV, USPS, etc program... yes, they will catch violators, but their main purpose will be to keep their useless jobs, and that is not a great motivator for normal people, so all they will have as enforcers are the leftovers.
which will leave everything open to personal interpretation. Just like IRS rules now.
One agent can see a matter quite differently from another.
Here you go, some info:
Docs and hospitals will also be sharing all medical records now with the government “to ensure best practices”. I imagine that information will also be used to ensure compliance with the proper insurance purchases.
I have no income and do not file tax returns.
So how would this effect me?
Something tells me I fall between the cracks.
But for employers, they'll have to let some people go, in either case.
Just Pray that long before this all sets in - the bill is rescinded and but a memory.
and there's always the possibility that someone will drop the dime on obyummer’s past - and everything and anything he signed will than become null and void...along with him.
We are all getting there Doll!!!
“Frank, we’re going to need some more shotguns!”
Do you have a bank account?
Retirement fund? They can enforce it through that.
>Let’s hope they are as inept as the rest of gov’t bureaucracies.
You mean there actually exists one efficient gubmint’ department?
So disgusted with these non progressive antics! At the same time I am not surprised. Truly we have seen nothing yet as this administration brings on the CHANGE through the Obama-Alinsky Principles using any means possible. Look for more hidden deals buying followers and punishing those who choose to stick to their values and principles. The power sucking regime will keep moving and engulfing in amoeba like fashion. CHANGE is coming through the IRS hiring 16,500 Obama butt-boys to carry out new strategies to get more revenue from tax collecting and fines. Will the IRS begin interfering in businesses and citizens involving internet trade bringing punitive fines for not charging tax? Could this change the internet as we know it? They will bribe tax fine shut down anything that stands in the way especially if it is for gov. profit.
I quit licking envelopes ever since I heard the tale of someone licking an envelope and getting a cockroach egg embedded in their tongue and then a cochroach hatched out. :-)
Just about all my accounts are empty, and those Las Vegas trips are just taking a toll on me.
One radio report this afternoon said that the Obamacare bill contained no new funding for the IRS and the 16,500 new agents it will apparently require. Might be a little cost there not included in the CBO scoring.
Something to watch as more is learned about what is and isn’t included in the bill.
I’m Amish..or soon will be.
That very point was made in one of the committee hearings I watched on C-span. The costs of the IRS agents were not part of the CBO scoring....
Oh yes, I have a checking account. But it is always a very small amount.
I lost just about every cent I had on Kansas. Drained my bnk accounts pretty much.
"Re-education" camps, here we come!
WAY ahead of ya! Wrote it in on my census form. They can't touch me.
Welcome to my world.
This change is just bringing so much hope!
All I have left is jokes and sarcasm...
Even a Japanese book came out here in Tokyo recently likening he who heralds from Hawaii (or Kenya depending on your viewpoint) to he who heralds from Preddappio, Italy.
Initally a COMMUNIST and then morphing into a FASCIST. Same tactics. Same cult worship Same policies. Same thugocracy. Same mentality.
The Japanese can see it.
Nearly 50% of the US population CAN NOT. At least yet. When they see it, it may be too late. Sad.
So, if I read this correctly, the people who’ve got it all figured out and who are so much smarter than we are and know so much better than we do what’s good for us omitted this minor “funding” detail, did they?
Big confidence builder, that one.
That could be caused by the census glue? Shouldn't we tell someone?
And because all revenue generating bills must begin in the House, Commiecare is now void.
Actually, the IRS hasn’t been funded or authorized to do any such thing.
While it was certainly the intent of the authors, they neglected a few details.
Now, it’s up to US to keep them from addressing this little screw up!
15k to 16.5K more hires by the IRS to be needs, many from ACORN and the like.
Make sure that your congress critter votes to not fund this expansion of the IRS.
That could be caused by the census glue? Shouldn't we tell someone?
..cockroach.?...more likley a nano-size radio-tag
They’re inept...they can’t get the First Time Home Buyer’s credit paid, many are waiting months (like 9 months.)
I came across a blog, quite by accident, and have been following it. Horror stories of people waiting and waiting. The IRS seems to have figured out the process for people filing this year, but dozens of those who filed last year for the rebate are in limbo. Here’s a link, and from this I can pretty much guarantee that if the IRS is involved it’s going to be messed up beyond belief.
There was a funny email going around about an employer who had to, because of this bill, let 60 people go.
He agonized about how he could choose - how to somehow make it fair.
so he went out to the parking lot - and made note of every car with an Obama sticker on it...
Yep, that seemed fair. They voted for change...he'd give it to them.
The problem is is that the IRS can make a person’s life absolute hell if they set their sights on him.
It may be more true than some realize....
there is more truth to that than you may know...
You’ve got it. Our coming thugocracy will not let a little thing like “rule of law” get in their way. The law will be anything they say it is.
“The more complicated it is the easier the gestapo can operate. Want to bet they will be issued guns etc.”
Solicitation Number: TIRWR-10-Q-00023
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Office: Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Location: Field Operations Branch Western (OS:A:P:B:W)
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Submit quotes including 11% Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax (FAET) and shipping to Washington DC.
Lets see now, your a US citizen, you have to pay or we will put you in jail.
Thank you for the ping.
Did I remember correctly? I heard on talk radio — 15 thousand new IRS agents needed for this. [Fuzzy memory alert.]
What is going to happen when an illegal alien shows up at the Emergency Room with a broken arm or a sick baby? I have no doubt they will be treated. Will they be “fined” for not having insurance? Will they be given an application to get a subsidized health insurance policy? Is there a plan?