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Tell me how Obamacare is good?

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Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 18, 2013 at 3:28 PM
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by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 18, 2013 at 3:29 PM
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Obamacare levies fines on non-profit hospitals that offer free healthcare to the poor

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It’s one of the lesser-known provisions in the so-called “Affordable” Care Act, but it’s having a major impact on charitable hospitals.  Obamacare actually fines hospitals that provide free health services to the poor.

from Daily Caller:

Charitable hospitals that treat uninsured Americans will be subjected to new levels of scrutiny of their nonprofit status and could face sizable new fines under Obamacare.

A new provision in Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code, which takes effect under Obamacare, sets new standards of review and installs new financial penalties for tax-exempt charitable hospitals, which devote a minimum amount of their expenses to treat uninsured poor people. Approximately 60 percent of American hospitals are currently nonprofit.

Charity for the uninsured is one of the factors that could discourage enrollment in Obamacare, which requires all Americans to purchase health insurance or else face new taxes themselves from the IRS.

“It requires tax-exempt hospitals to do a community needs survey and file additional paperwork with the IRS every three years. This is to prove that the charitable hospital is still needed in their geographical area — ‘needed’ as defined by Obamacare and overseen by IRS bureaucrats,” said John Kartch, spokesman for Americans for Tax Reform.

“Failure to comply, or to prove this continuing need, could result in the loss of the hospital’s tax-exempt status. The hospital would then become a for-profit venture, paying income tax — hence the positive revenue score” for the federal government, Kartch said. “Obamacare advocates turned over every rock to find as much tax money as possible.”

Additionally, the rise in the number of insured Americans under Obamacare will make it more difficult for tax-exempt hospitals to continue meeting required thresholds for treating the uninsured, driving more hospitals into the for-profit category and yielding more taxable money for the federal government.

“The requirements generally apply to any section 501(c)(3) organization that operates at least one hospital facility,” according to a “Technical Explanation” report of new Obamacare provisions prepared by the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) on March 21, 2010, the day Obamacare passed.

Obamacare’s new requirements could slam hospitals with massive $50,000 fines if they fail to meet bureaucrats’ standards.

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It’s ironic isn’t it?  The left’s chief complaint about the American healthcare system is that it’s “for profit,” but Obamacare will end up forcing non-profit hospitals to either go under or become for-profit institutions themselves. 

From day 1, Obamacare has not been about improving healthcare or making it more affordable. It’s been about government control.  Sadly, the American people are only now beginning to find out the truth about how devastatingly unaffordable the Affordable Care Act really is.

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by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 18, 2013 at 3:31 PM

The federal government wants to reduce the number of Americans diagnosed each year with cancer. But not by better preventive care or healthier living. Instead, the government wants to redefinethe term “cancer” so that fewer conditions qualify as a true cancer. What does this mean for ordinary Americans — and should we be concerned?

On July 29, 2013, a working group for the National Cancer Institute (the main government agency for cancer research) published a paper proposing that the term “cancer” be reserved for lesions with a reasonable likelihood of killing the patient if left untreated. Slower growing tumors would be called a different name such as “indolent lesions of epithelial origin” (IDLE). Their justification was that modern medical technology now allows doctors to detect small, slow-growing tumors that likely wouldn’t be fatal. Yet once patients are told they have a cancer, many become frightened and seek unnecessary further tests, chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery. By redefining the term “cancer,” the National Cancer Institute hopes to reduce patient anxiety and reduce the risks and expenses associated with supposedly unnecessary medical procedures. In technical terms, the government hopes to reduce “overdiagnosis” and “overtreatment” of cancer.

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And why would the Obama administration want to re-define cancer?  Because starting tomorrow, Obamacare will begin subsidizing millions of Americans’ health insurance, and cancer tests and treatments are expensive.  

This is nothing more than a back-door, roundabout form of rationing.  It has nothing to do with improving health care or saving lives and e

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 18, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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Are you just talking to yourself?

SommelierMom
by Emerald Member on Oct. 18, 2013 at 3:34 PM
I wonder why Massachusetts isn't on that chart.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 18, 2013 at 3:35 PM

No Im talking to you. I could not get everything I wanted in the op.


Quoting Anonymous:

Are you just talking to yourself?


Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 18, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Dont know why. Hawaii is not on the chart either.

Quoting SommelierMom:

I wonder why Massachusetts isn't on that chart.


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 18, 2013 at 3:38 PM
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Because it is faked?


Quoting SommelierMom:

I wonder why Massachusetts isn't on that chart.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 18, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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by Anonymous on Oct. 18, 2013 at 3:47 PM
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