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White House reportedly delays ObamaCare equal coverage provision
fox news ^ | 1/19/2014 | staff

Posted on 01/19/2014 6:39:19 AM PST by tobyhill

The Obama administration is reportedly delaying enforcement of another aspect of ObamaCare, one that prohibits employers from providing better health benefits to top executives than those being offered to regular employees.

According to The New York Times, tax officials said they would not enforce the provision in 2014 as they had not yet issued the appropriate regulations.

The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare, says employer-sponsored health plans must not discriminate “in favor of highly compensated individuals” with respect to either eligibility or benefits, and provides a tax break for employer-sponsored insurance, while demanding employers not provide better coverage to higher-paid employees.

Yet Bruce I. Friedland, a spokesman for the I.R.S., told the New York Times that employers would not have to comply until the agency issued regulations or other guidance.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; abortion; aca; bhohealthcare; communism; deathpanels; healthcare; obamacare; singlepayer; zerocare

1 posted on 01/19/2014 6:39:19 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

The law is whatever they want it to be.


2 posted on 01/19/2014 6:41:20 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

They are in “Just Wing It” mode.


3 posted on 01/19/2014 6:46:32 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

And of course Congress exempted themselves from their own provision


4 posted on 01/19/2014 6:46:59 AM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: tobyhill

White House reportedly delays ObamaCare equal coverage provision


Huh? Did the white house change the law? They can’t. Not legally.

This isn’t about Obama, this is about whoever is responsible for stopping him or any despot from doing such a thing. If a guy that everyone knew knocked over liquor stores every Friday night was just walking around free, would your anger be directed at him, or at the police and DA?


5 posted on 01/19/2014 6:47:30 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: tobyhill

Laws???!!!??? We don’t need no steenkin’ laws.


6 posted on 01/19/2014 6:48:13 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: ClearCase_guy
The law stated that just about everything but the kitchen sink was the law, subject to the modifications of the Secretary of Health & Human Services, as needed, serving the president.

So the law really says that it's whatever the president tells the SHHS at the cabinet level. That's why Pelosi said we had to pass it to see what's in it. She forgot to mention we had to wake up each morning and read the news to find out what it's morphed into at the whim of the executive for pandering to whatever group has the most bag men bringing cash to the pig of body politic.

7 posted on 01/19/2014 6:59:13 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: tobyhill

Because some animal are more equal than others


8 posted on 01/19/2014 6:59:32 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: tobyhill

I guess inequality is only okay when the Dems allow it. [/s]


9 posted on 01/19/2014 7:03:58 AM PST by rbg81
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To: tobyhill

Just like Saddam

the law was whatever he said it was


10 posted on 01/19/2014 7:11:53 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: cuban leaf
If a guy that everyone knew knocked over liquor stores every Friday night was just walking around free, would your anger be directed at him, or at the police and DA?

What difference, at this point, does it make??

11 posted on 01/19/2014 7:16:53 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: capydick

That is so un-American


12 posted on 01/19/2014 7:17:30 AM PST by ncpatriot
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To: ClearCase_guy

Obamacare is like an amoeba.

That’s why the IRS hired 15,000 attorneys and accountants to administer it.


13 posted on 01/19/2014 7:18:12 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Fox got it wrong: The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare...

It is really "ObamaCare, originally called the Affordable Care Act before Obama began trouncing, eliminating, rewriting and delaying direct provisions of the law".

14 posted on 01/19/2014 7:21:04 AM PST by plangent
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To: tobyhill

“ObamaCare, one that prohibits employers from providing better health benefits to top executives than those being offered to regular employees. “

A MAJOR step towards communism and total government control. I don’t think most people realize the serious implications of this — “everyone is EQUAL” — no perks for executives that you don’t provide to your mailroom clerk.

How do you think businesses can stay in business that way?

And when they can’t, the government will step in and take everything over, not just healthcare.

In communist countries there were no privately owned businesses, that’s why the whole system became insolvent.

This is where we are going — total government control and communism, the real goal of Obama.


15 posted on 01/19/2014 7:34:53 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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16 posted on 01/19/2014 7:40:18 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: ClearCase_guy

When they do issue ‘rules’, watch them then pronounce that infractions of these new rules are retroactive, and they go after the companies with lawsuits & fines.


17 posted on 01/19/2014 7:40:52 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: plangent
Fox got it wrong: The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare... It is really "ObamaCare, originally called the Affordable Care Act before Obama began trouncing, eliminating, rewriting and delaying direct provisions of the law".

Soon to be known as ... (Zerocare)


18 posted on 01/19/2014 7:41:19 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: tobyhill

This should not be allowed. But it will go by without a whimper. The opposition just naval gazes.


19 posted on 01/19/2014 7:43:26 AM PST by dforest
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To: tobyhill
They are in “Just Wing It” mode.

This is reminiscent of Lenin's "War Communism". Immediately after Lenin and his Bolsheviks achieved power they went full tilt on putting their idiotic marxist theories into practice. Lo and behold, the Russian economy totally fell apart. To save their positions of power and weather the crisis of civil war and economic collapse, the Bolsheviks relented on many of their pet schemes - until they had securely defeated their opposition. Then the marxist lunacy returned full blast. Obama hiding the most disfunctional, but most beloved of commies, aspects of ObamaCare for a while is the same strategy. All the worst of ObamaCare will be back once, with the help of the GOPe RINOs, the underlying system is securely in place.

20 posted on 01/19/2014 7:56:40 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: tobyhill

The IRS involved with health care coverage. Only in Obama’s America.


21 posted on 01/19/2014 8:07:09 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: tobyhill

It appears equality is only for the peasants. The “owners” of the peasants such as the top bosses plus Hussein’s labor leaders and his other buddies, get the cream and all the peasants get skimmed milk.


22 posted on 01/19/2014 8:11:38 AM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Marcella

Why does anyone think the chamber of commerce is now not fighting the law (they were not anyway but now they say so).


23 posted on 01/19/2014 8:15:07 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: cuban leaf
This isn’t about Obama, this is about whoever is responsible for stopping him

It appears we're in a fottball game where NONE of the linebackers are willing to hit the OFFENSIVE running back.

24 posted on 01/19/2014 8:18:31 AM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: tobyhill

gee, lets all act like the White House pick and choose what law applies to each of us on a daily basis. Chaos is the answer on his part. Sounds more like a despot whom operates on a whim. Is Odumbo going to feed his uncle to 120 hungry dogs. This president is NUTS.


25 posted on 01/19/2014 8:26:12 AM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: tobyhill

Managers and Executive level government employees always get sweeter benefits packages....much better than union employees...and Obama and his minions are definitely the former


26 posted on 01/19/2014 8:28:15 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: Innovative

Actually...Communists gave better benefits to the higher ups than the lower level citizens. The bosses got the better medical care, western booze, western goods, cars, dacha on the Black Sea, and other things

North Korea is the present day example

And, it is more likely government than private industry to give better medical and overall benefits to its higher level staff.

The Communists created their own “class system”


27 posted on 01/19/2014 8:33:58 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: SeminoleCounty

What you have here now is a complete picture of the future of the US....One political ideology (liberalism) in partnership with business. So if you are not an “elected” official nor a CEO nor a senior government bureaucrat, you are now officially a serf.


28 posted on 01/19/2014 8:36:28 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: tobyhill

The MSM stated that ObamaCare is the law of the land guess they didn’t read the fuzzy fine print?.
Obama laws are not for those in the loop.


29 posted on 01/19/2014 8:38:19 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: SeminoleCounty

“Actually...Communists gave better benefits to the higher ups than the lower level citizens. The bosses got the better medical care, western booze, western goods, cars, dacha on the Black Sea, and other things”

You are right, but they sold the idea on “equality”.


30 posted on 01/19/2014 9:24:55 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: cuban leaf

sure they can.. maybe not legally but what can we do about it?

In order to sue you have to have standing, and like in the prop 8 case if you can’t show harm then you have no standing. Is some employer going to sue the Feds for not enforcing a provision that actually ties their hands? A court is going to throw it out based on standing because they are helped by the delay not harmed.

Go to the California Prop 8 case. They basically said that nobody in California has the right to sue because they couldn’t show they were harmed.


31 posted on 01/19/2014 9:50:39 AM PST by Almondjoy
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To: tobyhill

Better known as “butt pull”.


32 posted on 01/19/2014 10:27:55 AM PST by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44 (22 Yr, Navy Vet))
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To: hondact200

Feed his uncle to 120 dogs? Wrong.
He’ll use the 120 dogs for lunches.
Poor dogs!


33 posted on 01/19/2014 10:39:31 AM PST by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44 (22 Yr, Navy Vet))
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To: hondact200

This president is NUTS...But how about the masses that elected him. Twice.


34 posted on 01/19/2014 10:41:08 AM PST by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Executive level government always feeds off the taxpayer hog trough.


35 posted on 01/19/2014 10:46:36 AM PST by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44 (22 Yr, Navy Vet))
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To: tobyhill

“Equal coverage” does not apply to the government, of course


36 posted on 01/19/2014 11:47:52 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: tobyhill

Meanwhile politicians are being exempted left and right....


37 posted on 01/19/2014 1:11:29 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: tobyhill

You know this is unConstitutional right?

Screw it, no one is listening. :(


38 posted on 01/19/2014 1:11:58 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: tobyhill

So who gets BETTER coverage?


39 posted on 01/19/2014 2:04:39 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: tobyhill

Don’t congressmen get a better deal than the rest of us?


40 posted on 01/19/2014 5:50:53 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Cyber Liberty
What difference, at this point, does it make??

About as much difference as most, if not all, of the other posts make. Those who could inspire U.S. citizens to act are the ones who have microphones and the will to lead a movement to save this country. We surely need more action and less words.

41 posted on 01/19/2014 7:05:31 PM PST by IIntense
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To: rbg81

Where are all the 99 percenters? They should be “occupying” something by now!


42 posted on 01/19/2014 9:15:26 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: IIntense

Regretfully, I just used the same words out of Hillary’s mouth. “What DIFFERENCE does it make?” My intentions are much more honorable, I’d say!


43 posted on 01/19/2014 9:42:08 PM PST by IIntense
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To: All

Wassa mattah wit you? You dunt like O/Care's free ambulance service?
(Pic courtesy of clearcarbon.)

44 posted on 01/20/2014 4:27:18 AM PST by Liz
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To: tobyhill

Anyone taking bets that one of ObaMao’s crony capitalist CEOs complained?


45 posted on 01/22/2014 7:47:26 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Liz

Why did I laugh?

:(


46 posted on 01/22/2014 3:10:39 PM PST by 4Liberty (Mr President 'If you Like your college transcripts...can we see them?')
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