Skip to comments.Colorado unveils Obamacare tax to boost struggling state exchange
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 states struggling health care exchange.
Republicans have called the Obamacare tax unconstitutional, given that the states constitution requires voters to approve any tax increases, but exchange managers insist its a fee, not a tax.
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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.
I think I’ll send the state of Colorado a bill for a “fee,” and see what happens.
I guess all that extra pot tax revenue was already spent...
They only doubled their projected budget.
Nobody robs banks anymore. The thieves just skim some tax money.
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.
Nothing more than redistribution...Obama’s plan all along. FUBO
John Roberts insisted that it is a tax.
A ‘fee’ is a charge for something you use.
If you don’t use what the ‘fee’ is for, it’s a TAX.....................
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
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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.
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.
But hey, they get to smoke pot. So all is kewl...
“Not one dime”
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.
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?
Summit use to vote GOP but all the people there are from California and the US Northeast - moved in a few years back.
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.
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.
Why don’t they use their pot revenue to pay for Obamacare?
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.
Can I pay it in spent lead?
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
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.
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.
Indeed they would!
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.
...not to mention the property tax hikes without a cause.
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.
I will move to another state first. FU cHickenchoker!
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