Skip to comments.Some families to be priced out of health overhaul (Obama's hands tied by how law was written)
Posted on 01/31/2013 12:42:49 PM PST by SeekAndFind
WASHINGTON (AP) - Some families could get priced out of health insurance due to what's being called a glitch in President Barack Obama's overhaul law. IRS regulations issued Wednesday failed to fix the problem as liberal backers of the president's plan had hoped.
As a result, some families that can't afford the employer coverage that they are offered on the job will not be able to get financial assistance from the government to buy private health insurance on their own. How many people will be affected is unclear.
The Obama administration says its hands were tied by the way Congress wrote the law. Officials said the administration tried to mitigate the impact. Families that can't get coverage because of the glitch will not face a tax penalty for remaining uninsured, the IRS rules said.
"This is a very significant problem, and we have urged that it be fixed," said Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, an advocacy group that supported the overhaul from its early days. "It is clear that the only way this can be fixed is through legislation and not the regulatory process."
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This just means that the handicapped, retarded and elderly who have lived “log enough” will have to “die quickly”. Here come the expedited death panels.
Now that the election is over - the truth will have to be digested sooner rather than later.
It’s not as though we didn’t tell them so.
“The ethics of congress are so compromised that they are incapable of producing legislation that benefits the citizens of the USA.”
The major problem is the hundreds of thousands of competing laws and regulations which, no matter what you do, you are bound to run counter to one or more. When I took a course in criminal law back in the late 80s, I was taught that the act of murder could involve, IIRC ~70,000 laws/rules or regulations.
My law prof said the same applied, more or less to any criminal offense.
“Families that can’t get coverage because of the glitch will not face a tax penalty for remaining uninsured, the IRS rules said. “
Right. And Geppetto is my father.
we need to call these “idiots” by their correct name.
They are the Socialist-Democratic Party of the USA. The old democrat party is dead. We need to take back the control of the language from the socialists and call them what they ARE. And pass this on.
The Socialist-Democratic Party is not stupid. They are well organized, well funded and they never give up on what they intend to do. It is up to WE THE PEOPLE to beat them at their game...and destroy them in any way,shape or form. We need to work smart, we need to organize with like minded people who share our views. And we need to elect Conservatives. Definition of a socialism is that socialists want to control people and commerce, but they do not want to own commerce. They are dangerous, and their ideology does not work as history has pointed out. We have our work to do.
ObamaCare was passed back when Dimocrats were the majority in both houses of Congress. It was written exclusively by Dimocrats.
But we'll have universal health care and some kickin' new taxes that will kick Whitey in the guts, and Obama will be a River to his People, and, and, oh, and we'll have some great new regulations -- we'll show them! -- and some nifty new benefits. For people who are covered. Which we won't want to be, when we find out what it costs.
shouldn’t that be “the way the democratic controlled congress wrote the law”?
the media bias is trying to infer that the blame be placed on the republican congress, but they cannot say that, but it is being inferred.
i hate the media. it is not through ignorance, but by evil design.
We have to pass it so we can find out what is in it.
IMHO I think that quote will go down in political history as the dumbest @ssed statement uttered by a politician EVER!!! And the twit still thinks herself brilliant. I will NEVER forgive Mary Landrieu for signing on to that piece of garbage.
It will fail all the way.
“This country is run by IDIOTS!!”