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Another Obamacare Glitch (Huge! Hussein Trying To Re-Write Law With IRS--not Congress!)
Wall Street Journal (Link has full article!) ^ | 11/16/11 | Adler and Cannon

Posted on 11/16/2011 10:53:53 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat

Even if ObamaCare survives Supreme Court scrutiny next spring, its trials will be far from over. That's because the law has a major glitch that threatens its basic functioning. It's so problematic, in fact, that the Obama administration is now brazenly trying to rewrite the law without involving Congress.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act offers "premium assistance"—tax credits and subsidies—to households purchasing coverage through new health-insurance exchanges. This assistance was designed to hide a portion of the law's cost to individuals by reducing the premium hikes that individuals will face after ObamaCare goes into effect in 2014. (If consumers face the law's full cost, support for repeal will grow.)

The law encourages states to create health-insurance exchanges, but it permits Washington to create them if states decline. So far, only 17 states have passed legislation to create an exchange.

This is where the glitch comes in: ObamaCare authorizes premium assistance in state-run exchanges (Section 1311) but not federal ones (Section 1321). In other words, states that refuse to create an exchange can block much of ObamaCare's spending and practically force Congress to reopen the law for revisions.

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Hussein is trying to re-write the law by having the IRS create a "rule" that makes "premium assistance" available in *all* exchanges, not just federal ones...so the Department of the Treasury is now trying to CREATE assistance.

Disgusting, and we ought to call attention to Hussein's attempt to re-write the law.

1 posted on 11/16/2011 10:53:56 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Ubama IS the federal government.

Get over it.

</sarcasm>

2 posted on 11/16/2011 10:57:23 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Forget calling attention to it Constitutional lawyers like Mark Levin and others should be revving up as I type.


3 posted on 11/16/2011 11:01:12 AM PST by mk2000
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Let's bring this Freepathon
Wonder what it said
To the TAIL end!

4 posted on 11/16/2011 11:03:03 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

What is most shocking is someone had to leak this.Who would TELL on Obama within his admin?And then someone had to decide to print it.The MSM going against Obama? Or getting the story of the year?Or both?


5 posted on 11/16/2011 11:06:33 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Recovering_Democrat

This is something both parties should be screaming about. Do the democrats have one shred of dignity left? If the Congress doesn’t put him in check then we don’t need them. Let’s just proclaim him King and call it a day.


6 posted on 11/16/2011 11:06:37 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Recovering_Democrat
I'm sure the GOP will be on the case (/sarcasm)
7 posted on 11/16/2011 11:10:16 AM PST by Major Matt Mason (The Chicago Way isn't the American Way.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
This is where the glitch comes in: ObamaCare authorizes premium assistance in state-run exchanges (Section 1311) but not federal ones (Section 1321).

So they simply charge lower premiums and operate at a loss just like they do with everything else the government runs.

8 posted on 11/16/2011 11:10:22 AM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

sfl


9 posted on 11/16/2011 11:10:41 AM PST by phockthis
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To: Recovering_Democrat
that the Obama administration is now brazenly trying to rewrite the law without involving Congress

TRANSLATION: Dictator, der 0berFuhrer Hussein 0bama, knows what's best will tell us what we need!

FUBO GTFO! 430 Days until Noon Jan 20, 2013

10 posted on 11/16/2011 11:11:06 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Hussein is a dictator and the Senate a politburo for the oligarchs for crony deal making. Un-effing believable. Our Founders must be about ready to burst out of their graves.


11 posted on 11/16/2011 11:11:50 AM PST by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: jersey117

The National Enquirer got it correct with Edwards and now Obama.

But the MSM want to talk Penn State and GOP blunders...

http://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/obama-secret-life-exposed


12 posted on 11/16/2011 11:12:59 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Hoodat
"This is where the glitch comes in: ObamaCare authorizes premium assistance in state-run exchanges (Section 1311) but not federal ones (Section 1321).

So they simply charge lower premiums and operate at a loss just like they do with everything else the government runs.

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I don't think that's the plan. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are trying to force the states to run the exchanges or risk loss of support funds for their Medicaid systems. See The Federal Register, August 17, 2011.

13 posted on 11/16/2011 11:17:09 AM PST by In Maryland ("If stupidity got us into this mess, why can't it get us out?" - Mark Twain)
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To: potlatch

14 posted on 11/16/2011 11:34:03 AM PST by devolve (- - - - - - - - - - - - Nouveau Barack Pansies of Obamaville - - - - - - - - - - - -)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Hmmm....I wonder if those of us who have insurance have “standing” enough to sue for remedy, given that the Obamacare law mandates the coverage of pre-existing conditions, thereby increasing our costs?

It’s my understanding that if previous conditions are covered, under most state laws the product ceases to be insurance anyway.


15 posted on 11/16/2011 11:37:12 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: mk2000

Agreed - and I expect Levin will.


16 posted on 11/16/2011 11:53:25 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yes, we have pretty much gotten to the point where the President is a four year dictator. The role of Congress is to either rubber stamp his diktats or just shut up while unelected agencies ruin our country.


17 posted on 11/16/2011 12:09:54 PM PST by Jacquerie (Think outside the pizza box.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I think it wasn’t leaked, but the IRS rule or whatever, was published, and someone read it and knew what it meant.


18 posted on 11/16/2011 12:37:10 PM PST by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: mk2000
Forget calling attention to it Constitutional lawyers like Mark Levin and others should be revving up as I type.

Will they get really, really mad? The Law means nothing to these people, and Boehner will set on his hands and pretend he is against this mess, while quietly enabling it.

19 posted on 11/16/2011 12:55:34 PM PST by itsahoot (There was a bloodless coup in 08, and no one seemed to notice. God help us.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

with in the corrupt bill it also says that IRS determines what is a proper business expense, no legislation and no tax court.


20 posted on 11/16/2011 1:02:11 PM PST by PeterPrinciple ( getting closer to the truth.................)
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To: blasater1960

It IS just like the politboro...the ones at the top get the goodies! So much for the proletariat...fools.

The main good thing to come out of Cain’s campaign is that he called the Dem Plantation for what it is to all the Blacks....the cat is out of the bag. Serfs will just ‘shuffle along” for awhile, but the truth is out and THAT I feel really good about.


21 posted on 11/16/2011 1:02:13 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Rick Perry 2012)
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To: Darksheare

LOL! I soooo needed that! Thank you!

Mrs Hillbilly


22 posted on 11/16/2011 1:02:14 PM PST by CT Hillbilly (Thoughts=Words=Actions=Destiny)
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To: devolve

Obozo still attempting to be absolute dictator. I’m stunned at each attempt he tries, but it’s getting to be the norm.

Potshots taken at the Whitehouse, even hit a window!


23 posted on 11/16/2011 1:11:00 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: holdonnow

Ping


24 posted on 11/16/2011 1:17:38 PM PST by b4its2late (Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.)
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26 posted on 11/16/2011 1:27:01 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: itsahoot
Constitutional lawyers yes, Boehner NO! I agree his has been mostly a wimp and ineffective as speaker.
27 posted on 11/16/2011 1:31:50 PM PST by mk2000
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To: jersey117

...Do the democrats have one shred of dignity left?....”

Ummm...from all appearances, and upon careful study and analysis of existing data, statistics, fact-based facts and opinion-based opinions, one could, conceivably, without much hesitation, hem-hawing or equivocation, reach the conclusion that indeed, no...they do not.

Nor, would it appear, do the GOP for not immediately POUNCING on this and smearing it to high heaven across every available avenue of reportage...


28 posted on 11/16/2011 1:35:51 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Hussein is trying to re-write the law by having the IRS create a "rule" that makes "premium assistance" available in *all* exchanges, not just federal ones...so the Department of the Treasury is now trying to CREATE assistance.

Disgusting, and we ought to call attention to Hussein's attempt to re-write the law.



29 posted on 11/16/2011 1:50:06 PM PST by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: potlatch

.

The Obamas are scared stiff of being out in public without his own private army and heavy air support to protect them

On his last trip abroad he demanded - and got - five hundred (500) Secret Service agents - and fifteen (15) F-16 jet fighter-bombers

That is just for starters.....

.


30 posted on 11/16/2011 1:59:12 PM PST by devolve (- - - - - - - - - - - - Nouveau Barack Pansies of Obamaville - - - - - - - - - - - -)
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To: Recovering_Democrat; Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
Hussein is trying to re-write the law by having the IRS create a "rule" that makes "premium assistance" available in *all* exchanges, not just federal ones...so the Department of the Treasury is now trying to CREATE assistance.

Disgusting, and we ought to call attention to Hussein's attempt to re-write the law.

There are no longer co-equal branches of government. There are no longer Constitutionally enumerated powers. This is no longer a Constitutional Republic.

Where are our conservative (R) congressmen who should be howling about this? I wonder.

31 posted on 11/16/2011 2:02:56 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much. We will much about that be committed.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

The “rule-making” that follows a monstroisty like Obamacare will never end. Obamacare is gonna be the “gift” that just keeps giving (or, rather, sticking it to us).


32 posted on 11/16/2011 2:03:56 PM PST by PaleoBob
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To: jersey117
If the Congress doesn’t put him in check then we don’t need them. Let’s just proclaim him King and call it a day.

Nail. Head. Bang.

33 posted on 11/16/2011 2:04:20 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much. We will much about that be committed.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
His eyes look like the national enquirer story is accurate.He is on drugs.He is evil and anti christ


34 posted on 11/16/2011 2:04:57 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Tyrant’s AG:
Pay up, fools. He IS your King and
has not the GOP abdicated?"




35 posted on 11/16/2011 2:07:48 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: itsahoot
Levin, through his Landmark Legal Foundation, was critical in one of the appeals court decisions ruling ObamaCare unconstitutional. His argument against the individual mandate was adopted pretty much wholesale. LLF will be filing a brief with SCOTUS as well.

I would think, on this action by the IRS, someone would have to sue but who knows if anyone would have standing. Congress seems impotent.

36 posted on 11/16/2011 2:11:33 PM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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To: jersey117

Not on my watch!


37 posted on 11/16/2011 2:15:11 PM PST by rhubarbk
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38 posted on 11/16/2011 2:16:54 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker dowTn)
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To: devolve
I believe you devolve and I remember how outraged we were about all the ships, planes, armored cars and agents he takes along on his trips. Then they clear out any tourist who may be where they are going. They block off streets and whole areas, etc.

I read that President Bush once stood in line for a porta-potty at a tourist area. It could be true knowing Bush.

39 posted on 11/16/2011 2:19:31 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Daniel Frawley deposition and testimony could lead to Obama arrest or investigation, Ulsterman White House Insider report, FDIC vs Mutual Bank, Where is House Judiciary Committee?

http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/


40 posted on 11/16/2011 2:34:15 PM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!Jesus is Lord!)
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41 posted on 11/16/2011 2:50:37 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

We are a republic..not a dictatorship. Will someone please tell that to the idiot in the White House?


42 posted on 11/16/2011 3:24:49 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Independents and libertarian-leaning voters seem to think that gridlock is good because it means that huge budget-busting bills won't get passed. The same people merely have to look at much of Dubya's presidency as a counter-example.

The trouble with this thinking is that a political crisis, whether real or imagined, makes it easier for politicians to abuse their power. If there is a widespread perception that 1 government in general should be omnipotent and 2 that congress does not have the exclusive power to make laws, and 3 urgent action is required by the goverment, then divided government (something that the constitution most certainly allows for) becomes an excuse for the executive branch to do virtually whatever it pleases.

The observation that one should "never let a crisis go to waste" is incredibly cynical to those who think that is better to foresee a crisis and prevent it than to exploit one when it happens. Our government's fiscal situation is rapidly reaching a point of no return. The reason for this is not because we lack divided government. The reason is that advocates of big government who are in positions of power couldn't obey a law if they wrote it themselves. Until we depose those people, things will only get worse.
43 posted on 11/16/2011 3:32:40 PM PST by yup2394871293
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To: CT Hillbilly

Welcome, and thanks!


44 posted on 11/16/2011 3:33:10 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

45 posted on 11/16/2011 3:34:33 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: jersey117
Let’s just proclaim him King and call it a day.

How bout instead claim him null and void and ignore his unconstitutional bullsh!t.

46 posted on 11/16/2011 3:36:05 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

We have to PASS the law to know what’s IN it. :)


47 posted on 11/16/2011 3:37:12 PM PST by FourtySeven (When does the race card run out of credit?)
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Wow, been a while since I did that......haha


48 posted on 11/16/2011 3:37:55 PM PST by FourtySeven (When does the race card run out of credit?)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

"We've fixed the glitch."

49 posted on 11/16/2011 3:37:55 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Democrats don’t care anymore they got it passed now they will try to destroy anyone that attempts to take benefits away from the American people. It is the Marxist progressive playbook. Add another huge unfunded liability onto the back of taxpayers... Oh and they will just claim that the rich should pay for it too? LOL, rich is such a subjective term, I am rich in the eyes of the homeless man but to Democrats rich means (TAXPAYER)....


50 posted on 11/16/2011 3:40:33 PM PST by Typical_Whitey (Herman Cain is the epitome of MLK's dream.)
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