Skip to comments.Administration issues regulations for individual healthcare mandate
Posted on 01/30/2013 3:28:07 PM PST by mdittmar
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The Internal Revenue Service and Health and Human Services Department Wednesday issued regulations on the individual healthcare mandate.
The mandate, which requires nearly all taxpayers without it to purchase health insurance next year, was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in a historic 2012 decision.
The government Wednesday explained rules for exemptions to the mandate in regulations regarding IRS penalties for those who choose to remain uninsured after the 2009 Affordable Care Act is fully implemented, The Hill reported.
Individuals eligible for exemptions include people with religious objections to traditional healthcare, people for whom healthcare is not affordable, undocumented aliens, and people who don't make enough to pay federal taxes.
Short gaps in coverage due to temporary unemployment between jobs won't trigger a fine.
HHS called the health coverage mandate, the most unpopular part of the healthcare reform law, a system of "shared responsibility" payments.
The penalty for not having health coverage "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," an HHS fact sheet said.
Individuals who choose not to purchase medical insurance in 2014 -- and don't quality for an exemption from the mandate will be subject to a $95 fine. The penalty grows to $695 by 2016 and then rises annually.
The fact sheet noted the Congressional Budget Office had determined that fewer than 2 percent of Americans would be required to make a payment under the mandate.
Have ya seen that box on the bottom right of your W2?
The one that says,D and DD.
D is about your 401k,DD is the cost of your employer-sponsored health coverage.
DD is not taxable says the IRS,so why is it there,just the Government helping me out;)
DD is not taxable YET!!!
I’m sure it is coming soon so they can illegally tax us on an illegal law to make us purchase something we don’t want.
Gang, I have a question:
Suppose you have a sanctioned objection, as if you are cheap and Muslim, and exempted. What happens if you get sick? Do you get free medical care without having paid the underlying mandated charge? Or are you out of the system entirely, and need to pay out of pocket on your own?
I’m asking because I don’t know the answer, but I suspect that a free ride is available for protected classes.
It will be the same as going to an emergency room today without coverage...the taxpayer will cover it eventually.
LOL, you will.
I've volunteered to be on one of those death panels ~ I think we can eliminate ObamaKKKare from the inside
With this law also lets government decides what a mental disorder is. Think about what happens down the road. What if a panel decides in the near future that some phobia that gun owners have makes them not eligible to own a firearm anymore? You see the possibilities of what they can do to us? Maybe your son needs a kidney or dialysis(god forbid), could that change your mind about turning over your gun? The possibilities of actions the government can do now is endless. Regards, J
Here are the actual documents:
Yeah I'm sure Harry Reid would expedite that repeal thru the Senate immediately, right?
I wonder if there would be a religious exemption if your religion rejected government health care as “Satanic”?
If I was going to create such a religion, I would give it a name that really ticked off the leftists, like “Socialist Democrats for Christ”. Among its tenets:
1) Abortion provision and abortion advocacy are mortal sins done only by the followers of Baal-Moloch, and those who seek the destruction of all dark skinned people.
2) Government involvement in health care is a form of worship of the antichrist.
3) Homosexuals are witches. Wiccans. Whatever.
4) Defense of one’s family and oneself with firearms is a sacred duty. Only lead bullets will slay demons, so demons seek to outlaw them.
5) Socialism demands that religion is the basis of the law, that marriage is a sacred covenant between a man and a woman, that money must be backed by gold, and that war against heathen unbelievers is required by heaven.
6) Democrats see Muslims as nothing more than animals, lower than pigs and dogs, but superior to rats.
The budget is a funny thing. The repubs are playing along. The people do not want it. Over 70% dont want it. Hold the dems to the matt about this. Shut down thr gov. They can win on this issue. They don’t even talk about it. I am sorry, no one is talking about it. They are talking about things that don’t matter to us. We have the worst economy since the 30’s and we are talking about amnesty for 20 million people? Does that make sense to you? I can not believe people are that naive.
So, the group most likely to get free health care is the group most likely to not have to pay for it.
Someone remind me again, what are the benefits of being a citizen of the United States?
OK. So what if you just don't pay. Suppose you aren't in a protected class, but you just don't pay. As I recall the law, the IRS can't collect these fines, although it can levy them. What happens then? Free medical care? AN escalating IRS debt? Do they partition the debt between back taxes of the usual kind and back medical mandates? I just don't get how this is supposed to work (although I know I'll get screwed and pay for it anyway).
As to the IRS they will levy the fines and withhold the fine from any refund or government benefit you may receive. I believe the IRS is prohibited from taking what they call “collection action” but they are not prohibited from withholding the amounts from any money you have due. Also they will put you in the CAIVRS system as owing a debt to the government preventing you from getting government backed mortgages. They are plenty of other ways they will dun you without actually initiating a “collection action”.
Not having to pay the penalty to renounce your citizenship and emigrate.