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Whatever Happened to Free Obamacare?

RustyMetalChick Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 5:24 PM
Please explain why the IRS can call it a penalty when the Supreme Court has ruled it a tax. A penalty is a punishment for violating a law. Why does the Obama machine get to ignore court rulings and logic and never get called on it in a MEANINGFUL way? Where are the court cases? Just whining about it in blogs just makes everyone angry and nothing happens...
RHSimard Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 10:37 PM
RChick, that is my big question, too. SCOTUS' decision was screwy, but they did,in fact, say it was a tax and not a penalty. I'm no expert in tax law by any remote means, but it seems to me that taxes and penalties are very different things and must have very different effects and consequences. I wonder if someone somewhere might be able to find out if someone's refusing to pay a tax (as SCOTUS has determined it is) because it is improperly branded a penalty might have some legal standing.
rbartlett Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 6:01 PM
1) It means you have less money regardless of the technicalities.
2) The country is going to have to suffer before it comes to terms of the last election
3) Don't get sick!

The IRS issued regulations last week announcing that the cheapest insurance plan under Obamacare will cost a family of five $20,000 per year by 2016. That estimate is based on choosing the plan offering the least benefits, the bronze plan. Government employees with their heavily subsidized healthcare and those who haven't been able to afford health insurance the last few years are in for a rude awakening when they realize how much health insurance for the private sector has increased over the last few years, especially due to Obamacare. Low-income Americans making barely over minimum wage are bitterly discovering how...