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  • CBO's Secret: 73% Of Coverage Difference Between Obamacare & GOP Bills Driven By Individual Mandate

    07/24/2017 10:13:48 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | 22 Juy 2017 | Avik Roy
    If you’ve read a newspaper or watched cable news in the last month, you’ve probably seen someone say that the Senate GOP health care bill would “kick 22 million Americans off of their health insurance.” But it’s not true. New information from the Congressional Budget Office—leaked to me by a congressional staffer—shows why. CBO’s faith in the individual mandate’s magical powers For years, the CBO has been convinced—despite real-world experience to the contrary—that Obamacare’s individual mandate is the biggest reason why that law has increased the number of Americans with health insurance. When Senator Barack Obama ran against Hillary Clinton...
  • Ding, Dong: The Individual Mandate is Dead ( Obama Care : IRS )

    02/15/2017 3:35:36 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 15, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    No part of ObamaCare was more hated by the average person or more illegal than the individual mandate. The mandate was one of ObamaCare's corrupt bargains. This one delivered a captive audience to insurance companies in returning for insuring those they didn't want to insure. Obama claimed to want to help the uninsured, yet he also smeared them as "free riders" when what he was really doing was forcing healthy young people to buy useless insurance they couldn't afford as a bribe to companies for taking on his base. Meanwhile the forced signups would be reported as proof that ObamaCare...
  • Trump Signs Executive Order Curbing Obamacare

    01/21/2017 9:44:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 20, 2017 | Fred Lucas
    Hours after taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump followed up on his campaign pledge to start chipping away at Obamacare and curb federal regulations. Trump signed an executive order Friday evening in the Oval Office “to ease the burden of Obamacare as we transition to repeal and replace,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus also sent a memo titled “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” to block all pending regulations under review but not yet in the Federal Register. The new president’s goal is to repeal the Affordable Care Act, better...
  • Sen. Schumer: GOP plan would create health-care chaos

    01/04/2017 10:23:24 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 37 replies
    CNBC.Com ^ | January 4, 2016 | Christine Wang
    Sen. Chuck Schumer said the Republican plan to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act would disrupt the entire health-care system. Schumer, a Democrat from New York, likened the Republicans to "the dog who caught the bus," saying that they "don't know what to do." He cautioned Republicans against "plain repeal," saying it would have an immediate impact, particularly on rural hospitals. "Republicans will soon learn that you can't keep the good parts of the ACA and remove the rest of the law and still have it work. That's what they're struggling with. That's why they're not getting...
  • Rep. McDermott: It's ‘Not American’ To Remove Individual Mandate for Health Insurance

    11/30/2016 2:40:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 30, 2016 | 12:27 PM EST | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) says removing the federal government's individual mandate to purchase health insurance is “not American.” McDermott told C-Span’s Washington Journal Tuesday, that Republican efforts to remove the government mandate to purchase health insurance from the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will not work. …
  • Little Sisters' Religious Liberty Goes On Trial

    03/25/2016 7:02:54 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 25, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    This is the kind of case the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia liked to sink his judicial teeth into -- whether the federal government can compel a religious entity like the Little Sisters of the Poor to violate their religious beliefs and acquiesce to the ObamaCare contraceptive coverage mandate. As LifeSite News reported on Wednesday’s hearing: This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor, a 175-year-old religious order of women who have vowed their lives to care for the elderly poor.
  • CBO: ObamaCare repeal bill would reduce deficits by half a trillion dollars over 10 years

    01/05/2016 7:18:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 5, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Plenty of Americans choose to reject ObamaCare to save themselves a boatload of money. Republicans in Congress believe the US budget should have that choice, and the CBO agrees with them that it would work, too. Their latest analysis of a bill that would repeal the major components of ObamaCare through the reconciliation process concludes that it would reduce federal deficit spending by $516 billion over the first ten years: Legislation to gut most of ObamaCare’s mandates and taxes, known as Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, would reduce the deficit by $516 billion over 10 years, according to the...
  • Group Says ACA Individual Mandate Tax is Illegal Because it Was Introduced in

    11/15/2015 12:34:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    The Constitution's Origination Clause requires that any tax-raising bill needs to be introduced in the House of Representatives. It is this text that gives the Pacific Legal Foundation a justifiable case against Obamacare's individual mandate tax on Americans that don't purchase health insurance, which was introduced in the Senate. In Sissel v.U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, PLF is representing Iowa small business owner and former Iraq combat medic Matt Sissel to challenge the constitutionality of the tax.From an appeal PLF filed in October: "The Origination Clause [in Article I] was designed to ensure as much democratic control as...
  • ObamaCare's Brutal Individual Mandate Test Begins

    11/08/2015 6:39:41 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/06/2015 | JED GRAHAM
    The just-started enrollment period for ObamaCare exchange plans in 2016 is likely to yield one of two dismal outcomes. In the first, enrollment soars as people sign up in droves for the cheapest plan available to avoid the individual mandate tax penalty, whose minimum bite will spike from $325 to $695. Although the law's strongest backers might celebrate this, it's not clear why: Millions of modest-income individuals who opt for bronze would get policies with deductibles as high as $6,850. Yet the Obama administration's own analysis reveals that among those still uninsured, 80% have less than $1,000 in savings. Thus,...
  • Obama’s New Individual Mandate

    03/19/2015 8:46:47 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-19-2015 | MOTUS
    Elections have consequences, just ask BO if you don’t believe me. So far, Israel’s election has had these consequences: Bibi has officially been unfriended by Barry. – New York TimesBig Guy is seriously considering taking his toys and going home. PoliticoFormer Obama campaign chairman and presidential advisor, David Axelrod, accused Bibi of “shameful demagoguery.” (this, from a man, as Mary Katharine Ham pointed out, “ran a campaign that accused Mitt Romney of giving a woman cancer, blessing scurrilous charges of tax evasion, and darkly warning Ohio voters that Obama’s opponent wasn’t ‘one of us.’” – PowerlineIran’s nuclear arms for peace...
  • Will Only Suckers Pay The ObamaCare Tax Penalty?

    02/26/2015 4:55:06 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/25/2015 | John Merline
    This year, as many as 6 million taxpayers will learn that they now owe a "Shared Responsibility Payment" because they didn't have health insurance last year. How many will actually pay is anyone's guess.
  • When One [Obamacare] Penalty Is Enough (NYT alert)

    02/19/2015 7:36:42 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 19, 2015
    Millions of Americans may be in for a shock when they file tax returns and learn that they have to pay a fine for failing to enroll in health insurance in 2014 and an even bigger fine for failing to enroll in 2015 before the enrollment period ended on Feb. 15. While there is nothing they can do to avoid the 2014 fine, which must be paid this year, they could avoid the 2015 fine, payable next year, if the Obama administration allowed them more time to enroll. The government should open a special enrollment period that lasts beyond April...
  • Democrats Keep Running Away From ObamaCare

    02/18/2015 4:29:36 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/17/2015 | IBD Staff
    Hypocrisy: If ObamaCare is so great, why do Democrats repeatedly try to hide its more unpleasant features? The latest example is their desperate effort to grant still more exemptions to the law's individual mandate.
  • White House Unaware That 6 Million Americans Will Pay Obamacare Tax This Year

    02/03/2015 1:40:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2015 | Conn Carroll
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest described reports that millions of Americans would be getting tax bill because of Obamacare as "inaccurate" just days after the Treasury Department estimated that 6 million Americans will pay about $2 billion in individual mandate taxes this year."I don't think it is accurate to suggest that millions of people are going to get a tax bill as a result of this," Earnest said in response to a question Tuesday about the millions of Americans who will pay a tax penalty for not having health insurance in 2014. "The vast majority of Americans, more than three-quarters of Americans,...
  • The ObamaCare Tax Hidden in Plain Sight

    12/09/2014 6:35:06 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/8/2014 | John Merline
    ObamaCare's individual mandate penalties were supposed to encourage people to buy insurance. But it turns out that the penalties amount to a regressive tax that hits lower-income families the hardest. That's the conclusion of the Minnesota-based Citizen's Council for Health Freedom (CCHF), which found that low-income couples who don't buy an ObamaCare plan will end up paying a far greater share of their income in penalties than those making twice as much.
  • How To Stop Obamacare: The Will of The People

    11/06/2014 4:37:58 PM PST · by xuberalles · 7 replies
    Self | 11/06/14 | Me
    Obamacare was never created to give people quality and affordable healthcare; it was designed to create a single payer system, socialized medicine, allowing government complete access to and control of your life! And if that's not offensive to each and every American, your freedoms, what is? The reason Obama refuses to drop the individual mandate is because he knows a huge majority of Americans will not want Obamacare if given the choice. Why? Because it's complete and unadulterated crap! They pick and choose your doctors, your premiums are anything but affordable and death panels will decide if your loved ones...
  • McConnell unveils plan to dismantle ObamaCare

    11/06/2014 10:50:08 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 157 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-6-14 | Sarah Ferris
    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is planning to make ObamaCare a priority in his first weeks as leader of the Senate, vowing a sustained effort to dismantle the law piece-by-piece. Instead of a full repeal, McConnell said the GOP will tackle unpopular aspects of the law such as the individual mandate, the medical device tax and the 30-hour workweek requiring employers to provide insurance. “These are the kinds of things that I believe there is a bipartisan majority in the Senate to approve,” he said in the interview with Time magazine published Wednesday. The only other priority he listed was the...
  • Circuits Split on Availability of ACA Exchange Subsidies

    07/22/2014 2:48:58 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 2 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 7-22-14 | Sean Riley
    This morning, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit invalidated a 2012 IRS rule allowing tax subsidies in federal insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. Within hours, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a contrary ruling in a similar, but separate, case, allowing exchange subsidies in both state-based and federal exchanges. Though both decisions are still subject to further review and will have no immediate impact, such “circuit splits” are often considered strong evidence that a case will ultimately end up before the U.S. Supreme...
  • 87% Of Uninsured Can Avoid ObamaCare Mandate Tax: CBO

    06/06/2014 4:00:49 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/05/2014 | John Merline
    Almost none of the uninsured will end up paying the ObamaCare mandate penalty, according to an updated analysis by the Congressional Budget Office, which found that 87% will be able to claim an exemption. That exemption rate is higher than the CBO had previously thought, which not only blows a hole in its budget forecast for the law, but also increases the odds of an insurance industry "death spiral." According to the CBO's latest estimate, out of the 30 million people who will still be uninsured in 2016, just 4 million will end up paying any tax penalty, despite the...
  • HHS effectively delays individual mandate by another month

    05/03/2014 10:36:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/03/2014 | Gabriel Malor
    Another day, another Obamacare delay. HHS issued new, er, guidance late yesterday afternoon about how the health care law’s individual mandate will be enforced on those who did not purchase insurance on time. In short, for those who managed to buy insurance by May 1, it won’t be enforced at all. This is the third postponement of the individual mandate.The Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein explains: Starting in 2014, individuals who did not purchase government approved insurance were supposed to be subject to a penalty of $95 or 1 percent of taxable income. Under the original sequence of events, individuals would...