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Colorado unveils Obamacare tax to boost struggling state exchange
Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2014 | Valerie Richardson

Posted on 06/12/2014 6:03:07 AM PDT by george76

Colorado will begin charging an Obamacare tax next month on all health insurance policies — even those obtained through private employers — to help prop up the state’s struggling health care exchange.

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Republicans have called the Obamacare tax unconstitutional, given that the state’s constitution requires voters to approve any tax increases, but exchange managers insist it’s a fee, not a tax.

(Excerpt) Read more at p.washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: colorado; health; healthcare; healthinsurance; insurance; obamacare; obamacaretax; tax; taxes

1 posted on 06/12/2014 6:03:08 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

This rogue agency has no authority to impose this “fee” on services not offered or provided by the State.

More money will never “fix” the broken, bottomless pit, that is Obamacare.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 6:07:26 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: george76

I think I’ll send the state of Colorado a bill for a “fee,” and see what happens.


3 posted on 06/12/2014 6:13:06 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: george76
Geeez. Hoodathunkit?

I guess all that extra pot tax revenue was already spent...

BOHICA!

4 posted on 06/12/2014 6:13:46 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: george76

They only doubled their projected budget.

Nobody robs banks anymore. The thieves just skim some tax money.


5 posted on 06/12/2014 6:17:55 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: george76

Denver and Summit County are filled with vapid, stoned idiots who will keep voting for Rats, but I’m not sure the Rats can keep the state if every decent person abandons the party.


6 posted on 06/12/2014 6:20:34 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: george76

Nothing more than redistribution...Obama’s plan all along. FUBO


7 posted on 06/12/2014 6:21:03 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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To: george76

John Roberts insisted that it is a tax.


8 posted on 06/12/2014 6:21:45 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: george76

A ‘fee’ is a charge for something you use.
If you don’t use what the ‘fee’ is for, it’s a TAX.....................


9 posted on 06/12/2014 6:22:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: george76

Let’s let the USSC (United States Socialist Court) decide. Paging John Roberts…

“At a tea at his house the year before, Perkins had sat beside Justice Harlan Stone, and he gave her a tip. She had confided her fears that any great social insurance system would be rejected by the court. Not so, he said, and whispered back the solution: “The taxing power of the federal government is sufficient for everything you want and need.” If the Social Security Act was formulated as a tax, and not a government insurance, it could get through.” - p.229; The Chicken Versus the Eagle; The Forgotten Man - Amity Shlaes


10 posted on 06/12/2014 6:22:08 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: MileHi; dhs12345; dynachrome; Balata; bboop; BulletBobCo; Carley; ColoCowgirl; Colorado Doug; ...

Colorado Ping ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)


11 posted on 06/12/2014 6:22:52 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

I can’t imagine this will play well in the Fall elections.

CO’s mindless Lib community is nowhere near as strong as in, say, MA or NY.


12 posted on 06/12/2014 6:24:01 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: george76

Colorado must pay my “You Pissed Me Off” fee. It is a 1% tax on all purchases. It’s totally constitutional and above board because it’s not a tax, it’s a fee.


13 posted on 06/12/2014 6:28:37 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: george76

But hey, they get to smoke pot. So all is kewl...


14 posted on 06/12/2014 6:31:18 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: george76

“Not one dime”


15 posted on 06/12/2014 6:42:53 AM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: demshateGod
Denver and Summit County are filled with vapid, stoned idiots who will keep voting for Rats

Allow a Colorado native in Denver to correct the statement. The entire state is being overrun by leftists fleeing their failed states in the northeast, Midwest and left coast. These locusts destroyed their home states, then came here and brought their voting habits with them.

As for Coloradans being stoned, so are the same percentages of every other state.

16 posted on 06/12/2014 7:07:40 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: george76
Colorado will begin charging an Obamacare tax next month on all health insurance policies — even those obtained through private employers — to help prop up the state’s struggling health care exchange.

If they're gonna make someone pay, charge the "fee" to people who are using the exchange, like how drivers are charged for using toll roads. But that wouldn't be socialist enough, would it?

17 posted on 06/12/2014 7:18:32 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: demshateGod

Summit use to vote GOP but all the people there are from California and the US Northeast - moved in a few years back.


18 posted on 06/12/2014 7:29:16 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: george76

Well, if it is a fee and not a tax then for those not directly participating in the exchange can legally refuse to pay the fee.


19 posted on 06/12/2014 7:35:22 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: george76

Heh! I wonder how my son and daughter-in-law who voted down the line for the National Socialist Democrats will react to this.

He’s my son and I love him and his family but better not hear any bitching about this from them because it might break the self-imposed ban I laid on myself concerning political discussions.


20 posted on 06/12/2014 7:41:12 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: unixfox

Why don’t they use their pot revenue to pay for Obamacare?


21 posted on 06/12/2014 7:42:56 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: SpeakerToAnimals

My family came to Colo. in 1859 and you are right on.

They ruin one place and can’t stand the crappy mess they’ve created and move on and ruin the next place. But they don’t understand or recognize why they don’t like their own crap.


22 posted on 06/12/2014 7:49:45 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Lazamataz

Can I pay it in spent lead?


23 posted on 06/12/2014 7:51:02 AM PDT by MileHi
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To: laplata

Have to apologize for my idiot liberal niece.
Broke up with her “domestic partner” and couldn’t afford to live in SF anymore, so moved to Denver.


24 posted on 06/12/2014 7:53:52 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: laplata

Your family beat mine to the state by sixty years. Our home town of Salida is full of sixties hippies from all over the country.


25 posted on 06/12/2014 7:55:28 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: nascarnation

I bet she lives on what’s called “Capitol Hill” in Denver. That’s the big gay and lesbian area. She’ll easily find another partner. (No apologies needed, friend. But thanks)


26 posted on 06/12/2014 8:00:59 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: SpeakerToAnimals

I seriously doubt your last point. I don’t care what your stats show.

I lived in Denver 7 years ago. When you got out of the metro, into South Park and beyond, you met real mountain people. I never made it to the Western Slope, but it was always considered conservative back then. I was only in Co for 4 years and saw the shift in the Metro.


27 posted on 06/12/2014 8:09:56 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: SpeakerToAnimals

Our home town of Salida is full of sixties hippies from all over the country.

What a coincidence! Salida is where my great grandfather settled. They came from Ohio. When the Rail Road came in, he became a Conductor. He and my great grandmother are buried in Salida.

He invested in some mines and made enough to send my grandfather to CU on Boulder where he graduated from the law school in 1904. The CU of then was not like the CU of today. LOL


28 posted on 06/12/2014 8:12:25 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

My great grandfather was a cowboy on the Baca Grande. He rode a horse from Tennessee. My Grandfather was an engineer on the railroad. My maternal grandfather was a rail repair man in Browns Canyon.


29 posted on 06/12/2014 8:24:43 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: SpeakerToAnimals

Neat. Thanks for sharing that. Those old folks would be disgusted if they could see what’s going on today.

They’d probably smack us around for letting it get this bad.


30 posted on 06/12/2014 9:47:20 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

Indeed they would!


31 posted on 06/12/2014 9:59:36 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: george76

It’s only a fee, like those impact, engineering and permit fees that those not “all grandfathered in” are already forced to pay in CO. Enjoy.


32 posted on 06/12/2014 2:38:00 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: george76

...not to mention the property tax hikes without a cause.


33 posted on 06/12/2014 2:39:27 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: demshateGod; SpeakerToAnimals
"When you got out of the metro, into South Park and beyond, you met real mountain people."

South Park? If by that you are referring to animal worshiping environmentalists who used local government to rob a real rancher. The place is regulated up like cities in the northeast. Imagine paying an approximately $800 "impact fee" before being allowed to get a building permit. Imagine being required to have everything engineered--even a barn.

There's a much freer County close to SpeakerToAnimals. I'm not going to write the name of that freer County to a public discussion board, because afterwards, it would be quickly regulated up and defiled by the socialist political/regulator class.


34 posted on 06/12/2014 2:54:29 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: demshateGod; SpeakerToAnimals

I was referring to a freer County close to that “home town,” BTW—not Denver. But yeah, suburban culture folks from the northeast took over the Range long ago (including those northeasterners not long descended from Europe, who hopped to California before hopping here). Most counties are like little commie states.


35 posted on 06/12/2014 3:02:41 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: george76

I will move to another state first. FU cHickenchoker!


36 posted on 06/12/2014 7:58:52 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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