This law is invalid anymore. It’s been reworked so much it doesn’t even resemble the original signed into law.
It should be thrown out, and the people relieved of the illegal obligation, but then that should apply to the President as well.
Make everyone who was affected, whole. Take the monies needed from the still unspent slush fund that was TARP.
Allow Federal income tax deductions for health insurance, just like property taxes and state income taxes.
“This law is invalid anymore. “
It really rather kind of is. There are so many exceptions, “fixes,” waivers, and, so on that the law really doesn’t have a meaning anymore. I don’t know how insurers manage it. I don’t now how the IRS enforces it.
Some posit that single-payer is waiting in the wings but I don’t know how such a thing would even get a breath in Congress after this. What’s the pitch? “You know that last really great utopian health care fix we passed that, um, er, was supposed to cost you less and make your life better? Well, it didn’t work and now we want to take even more of your money and even more power over you to fix the problems we made with the last big fix. Totes for real.”
They’re heading for ruining the government’s credibility with the masses on the issue and also destroying the private health insurance market at the same time. End result? We may be heading back toward cash-for-services doctors. They may have strangled their own golden goose.