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The IRS will be responsible for implementing healthcare reform

September 3, 2009

  If Barack Obama’s healthcare reform bill becomes law one of the most vilified government agencies of all time will have the power to make sure all Americans are adhering to the new policies, the IRS.

  The IRS will have the responsibility of enforcing and implementing the new healthcare reforms.

Under the Democrats’ health care proposals, the already powerful — and already feared — IRS would wield even more power and extend its reach even farther into the lives of ordinary Americans, and the presidentially-appointed head of the new health care bureaucracy would have access to confidential IRS information about millions of individual taxpayers.

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.

  The part of this that I find the most disturbing is this part of the above quote; “the IRS would become the main agency for determining who has an “acceptable” health insurance plan.”

   It sure sounds as if healthcare coverage will be mandated to all Americans, and when you read the following about the IRS having the authority to punish those who they don’t deem to have “acceptable” coverage you should be just as disturbed as I am.

The Democrats’ plan would require all Americans to have “acceptable” insurance coverage (the legislation includes long and complex definitions of “acceptable”) and would designate the IRS as the agency charged with enforcing that requirement. On your yearly 1040 tax return, you would be required to attest that you have “acceptable” coverage. Of course, you might be lying, or simply confused about whether or not you are covered, so the IRS would need a way to check your claim for accuracy. Under current plans, insurers would be required to submit to the IRS something like the 1099 form in which taxpayers report outside income. The IRS would then check the information it receives from the insurers against what you have submitted on your tax form.

If it all matches up, you’re fine. If it doesn’t, you will hear from the IRS. And if you don’t have “acceptable” coverage, you will be subject to substantial fines — fines that will be administered by the IRS.

  Health insurance will be required by the Untied States government, but not just any healthcare insurance. If you do not have insurance that the government approves of you will face penalties and fines. The government will grow exponentially under Barack Obama’s healthcare plan and there will be nothing that we can do to change that once this bill is signed into law.  Just look at the lastest Xarelto class action lawsuits for examples of how expensive it might get. The time to act is now. We must defeat this legislation at all costs.

  Big Brother is watching!

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. September 3, 2009 11:50 pm

    How looney has this thing gotten when the IRS is deciding what acceptable healthcare is? This is indefensible. Democrats are countering by saying “there is no bill.” They have these “alternatives” floating around, but everyone knows the bill is hr 3200.

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    • September 4, 2009 5:16 am

      It is more than just looney, it is downright scary!

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  2. rick permalink
    September 4, 2009 11:15 am

    I don’t know how many opportunities we will have in the future to take this country back from these progressives and useful idiots but we have one in front of us right now.
    We have got to come out in force and vote every single elected official out of office.
    Republican, Democrat and independent. I don’t know what choice there is but it would be better to have complete chaos and a bunch of Neanderthals in congress then these conniving, turncoat, progressive, commie bustards!

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    • September 6, 2009 8:05 am

      We just have to hope that 2010 isn’t too late!

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  3. September 4, 2009 1:47 pm

    Having the IRS involved in this crap is the scariest part of the whole thing and I have seen very little about it other than the 2.5% tax if your insurance doesn’t qualify. Kudos for wading through all those pages of hr3200. I am over half done reading and trying to understand it, but every dozen pages or so I have to take a break and find something to KICK THE SHIT OUT OF!

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  4. Deb permalink
    September 4, 2009 4:51 pm

    That is what someone should photoshop, Obama with the “B.B.” moustache. I want to say, when I hear this drivel– NO, they CANNOT possibly charge me a fine because I don’t have the “proper” health insurance coverage. They had beter lighten up on that crap, too because it makes their motive crystal clear– they could care less if immigrants and homeless people are covered, they just want to control every aspect of every single persons life.

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    • September 6, 2009 8:08 am

      That is the real end game– control, we need to make sure this never sees the light of day!

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  5. September 4, 2009 4:54 pm

    You are correct about the IRS and the new power they will have under the proposed health care bill. Anytime the government is given more power the people have less.

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    • September 6, 2009 8:09 am

      And this administration wants more power than any I can remember. We had better be careful and we had better do the right thing next year or who knows where this country is headed.

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  6. NHL-Survivor permalink
    September 7, 2009 7:37 am

    This simply isn’t true. I encourage people to read these bills for yourself and not rely on any news network or political blog for facts about health care reform these companies have a vested interest in stopping. From MSNBC on left all the way to Fox News on the right, they all profit from health care and drug companies. There isn’t a politician on Earth that would dream of giving the IRS more power. In fact time and time Obama has stated you will be in control and can even opt out all together. This reminds me of liberals claiming George Bush wanted to read our e-mail. The Patriot Act can bent to make it look that way but again simply not true.

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    • September 8, 2009 1:24 am

      NHL, it is you that should read the bill if you don’t think any of what is being reported is in there. The IRS WILL be involved if this passes as is. Illegal aliens WILL be covered if this passes as is. You will be mandated to have end of life consultations at a minimum of once every five years. You will be fined 2.5% of your wages if you do not buy insurance. Companies WILL provide insurance or pay fines if they don’t. This will put many small business out of business and cost jobs! This is not right wing propaganda, it is all in there. YOU READ IT!

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  7. November 24, 2009 11:07 pm

    Just plead the 5th amemndment on the form

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    • November 25, 2009 8:48 pm

      If we still have a constitution.

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