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Is this a way to make the younger generation pay for others health care?

Or is this Mandate to force people to buy coverage that must QUALIFY based on government standards?

Individual Mandate Surtax (Page 296-300): If an individual fails to obtain qualifying coverage, they must pay an income surtax. This surtax would be equal to the lesser of 2.5 % of modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) or the average premium.

http://docs.house.gov/rules/health/111_ahcaa.pdf

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 2:49 PM on Oct. 31, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • It is unconstitutional for the Federal Government to "require" the citizens to purchase a plan to satisfy the law. They can't do it. It will be challenged in the US Supreme Court and the legislation will be deemed unconstitutional. This will not have to be paid for. But, he will keep spending until there is something else like the $2.3 million per job (650,00 jobs) that the stimulus package saved or created. Except, they didn't actually create a job someone already had; they bolstered it. And the big money being spent by the federal bank to go to conferences at $250-$1,700 per room per night resorts. (They complained the big execs were doing just that.)
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 2:57 PM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • It's both.

    Us younger generation do currently pay for older generations Social Security and that's a basic template for social programs like this. (so we better have lots of kids if they're going to be able to pay for it).

    And it punishes people who don't buy insurance, even if they have a strong Health Savings Account instead.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:53 PM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • It is unconstitutional for the Federal Government to "require" the citizens to purchase a plan to satisfy the law


    No it isn't

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:18 PM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • It is unconstitutional for the Federal Government to "require" the citizens to purchase a plan to satisfy the law



    No it isn't

    Yes it is.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:53 PM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • Sounds a lot like the Medicare late enrollment penalties, except you only get those penalties if you choose to not get the coverage and the later on get it...you pay a penalty for life. This would just put a penalty on you immediately...and how is this going to help those uninsured families that can't afford insurance? Give them a penalty, yea that will work great...if they can't afford the premium for insurance how can they afford a penalty or "surtax"? My sister just had to drop her insurance b/c her husband lost his job...they can't even afford to pay an extra $50 a month right now for anything that isn't a bill they already have so I know they'd never be able to pay a surtax b/c they can't buy insurance at this time.
    amyrw

    Answer by amyrw at 9:57 PM on Oct. 31, 2009

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