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Soooooo, Should the IRS have any control in determining who has an “acceptable” health insurance plan??????

Under the various proposals now on the table, the IRS would become the main agency for determining who has an “acceptable” health insurance plan; for finding and punishing those who don’t have such a plan; for subsidizing individual health insurance costs through the issuance of a tax credits; and for enforcing the rules on those who attempt to opt out, abuse, or game the system. A substantial portion of H.R. 3200, the House health care bill, is devoted to amending the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 in order to give the IRS the authority to perform these new duties.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Health-care-reform-means-more-power-for-the-IRS-56781377.html

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 9:35 PM on Sep. 3, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Oh my gosh...this shit is getting so outta control. It's beyond ridiculous! NO...the IRS, in my opinion, has NO right to determine that. I wish Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Frank, the IRS, ALL of congress etc...would just give it up already!
    sunnymom3

    Answer by sunnymom3 at 9:37 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • Remember the post an anonymous made about the tax fee these people will get for an "unacceptable healthcare plan"? Ridiculous!! What does the IRS have to do with health care? What do they know?!
    BEXi

    Answer by BEXi at 9:42 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • Um no, that's just stupid.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:54 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • That's real nice...an unconstitutional tax system making sure we have unconstitutional health care...just great.
    AngelaKay

    Answer by AngelaKay at 9:58 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • LOL! The IRS, now that would be just scary! No one, not even the IRS, can understand the tax code, so let's let them control our health care as well.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 10:06 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • I know it's been said many times, but bears repeating....

    Why can't the federal government just subsidize (100%) of the "47 million" people without insurance (I know it's really about 10 million, just stating it for arguments sake), instead of destroying an entire system?

    Why can't the federal government simply slash the medicare/medicaid budget 10% (approximately $500 billion), instead of "reinventing the wheel?" And how will the government pay for an increase in 30% of eligible medicare subscribers when they have 10% less of a budget to work with?

    Answer: GOVERNMENT CONTROL!!!

    I don;t know how much it would cost to completely subsidize the "47 million," but I will venture to say it won;t cost $3 TRILLION+ over the next 10 years!!!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:09 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • Well, after thinking about this for a little bit.. It's clear to see WHY they chose the IRS. It sounds like a sneaky way for the IRS to be able to throw out extra taxes to millions of Americans who are already insured. The IRS is greedy, i'm sure they will give out this tax to EVERY. SINGLE. PERSON. who isnt signed up under Obamacare. Wait and see, ladies.
    BEXi

    Answer by BEXi at 10:12 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • What many folks may not realize is that if this new health-care legislation is passed, each American will have a new portion of their 1040 tax return they will fill out and you have to indicate whether you have “acceptable... Read More” coverage. If the IRS determines that you don’t then you will be subject to pretty hefty fines, which of course, will also be administered by the IRS. Since the legislation requires everyone to have insurance, even those who can’t afford it or don’t want it, the IRS will determine if you have the “right” coverage and then assess fines if you do not. Great, just what we need, more government fines and mandates.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:26 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • The IRS should stay in the extortion business, and leave insurance alone.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:56 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • The IRS should stay in the extortion business, and leave insurance alone.

    Truer words never spoken
    mamakirs

    Answer by mamakirs at 11:10 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

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