When Obamacare’s individual mandate takes effect in 2014, all Americans who file income tax returns must complete an additional IRS tax form.
The new form will require disclosure of a taxpayer’s personal identifying health information in order to determine compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.
As confirmed by IRS testimony to the tax-writing House Committee on Ways and Means, “taxpayers will file their tax returns reporting their health insurance coverage, and/or making [...]
Yesterday, Barack Obama won the presidential election. But, the people of six states voted to take their freedom without federal “permission.”
In ten states – Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts and Alabama – voters had a chance to resist DC and approve ballot initiatives which would nullify unconstitutional federal acts. Six of them passed. And here’s a brief rundown of each:
1. Montana, Referendum 122
LR-122 is an [...]
Here’s why the IRS will require Americans to disclose their personal health ID information starting in 2014
When Obamacare’s individual mandate takes effect in 2014, all Americans who file income tax returns must complete an additional IRS tax form. The new form will require disclosure of a taxpayer’s personal identifying health information in order to determine compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.
As confirmed by IRS testimony to the tax-writing House Committee [...]
In just 14 months, Americans will be required to prove that they have federally “qualified” health insurance or face an Obamacare tax of $695 to $2,085. That is unless you are in prison, below the poverty line, or are an undocumented immigrant, according to the anti-tax group Americans for Tax Reform.
When added together, those three groups total up to one-sixth of the nation’s population of 314 million: 218,929 are in [...]
Immigrants lag behind native-born Americans on most measures of economic well-being — even those who have been in the U.S. the longest, according to a report from the Center for Immigration Studies, which argues that full assimilation is a more complex task than overcoming language or cultural differences.
The study, which covers all immigrants, legal and illegal, and their U.S.-born children younger than 18, found that immigrants tend to make economic progress [...]
From $94 billion to $1.6 trillion…
President Obama has repeatedly asserted that the new health care law’s individual mandate requiring everyone to have qualified health insurance coverage or pay a penalty is not a tax.
In a testy exchange with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos–who, ironically, also pushed for sweeping health care reform legislation when he worked for then-President Bill Clinton–Stephanopoulos pointed out that ObamaCare critics call the mandate a tax.
Obama rejected the claim and [...]
By E.J. Dionne Jr., Published: May 24
To secure his standing as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney has disowned every sliver of moderation in his record. He’s moved to the right on tax cuts and twisted himself into a pretzel over the health-care plan he championed in Massachusetts — because conservatives are no longer allowed to acknowledge that government can improve citizens’ lives.
Romney is simply following the lead of [...]
President Obama has had a rough week, particularly since his signature health care legislation took a beating during the oral arguments at the Supreme Court. Although critics widely panned U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli’s stutter-filled defense of the law, Obama is upbeat, according to Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest.
“I feel confident in saying that the President shares the opinion of our White House staff that Mr. Verrilli did a [...]
(AFP) Neal Katyal, who as acting US Solicitor General defended the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s flagship health reform in lower courts, has warned in an interview with AFP of “grave” and “profound” consequences if the Supreme Court accepts a challenge to the law.
Q:) Experts say that this Supreme Court challenge is historic. Why so?
A:) The case that’s coming before the Supreme Court which challenges Congress’s Affordable Care Act is undoubtedly a significant case. It’s rare for [...]
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said in an interview on Sunday that he opposes acontroversial bill moving through the Arizona legislature that would let employers restrict health insurance coverage of contraception to only those cases when a woman can prove a need for it because of a medical reason, such as endometriosis or an ovarian cyst.
The GOP-sponsored bill, which would put some women in the uncomfortable position of having to explain to [...]
A new report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office states that by 2016, Obamacare will result in 4 million people fewer people getting health insurance coverage from their employers.
The estimate is a vast increase from the CBO prediction just a year ago that 1 million would no longer obtain coverage from their [...]
President Obama’s national health care law will cost $1.76 trillion over a decade, according to a new projection released today by the Congressional Budget Office, rather than the $940 billion forecast when it was signed into law.
Democrats employed many accounting tricks when they were pushing through the national health care legislation, the most egregious of which was to delay full implementation of the law until 2014, so it would appear cheaper under [...]
From Washington Times:
Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday took the Obama administration to task for its new mandate that religious organizations pay for their workers’ birth control, calling President Obama a “terrible president.”
Speaking to a receptive crowd at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, the freshamn Florida Republican characterized the mandate as un-American and unconstitutional.
“You may not agree with that [religious] institution, but that’s not the point. The point [...]
A recently released Gallup survey shows more American adults didn’t have health insurance coverage in 2011 than in any other year since Gallup and Healthways began to track this information in 2008.
Researchers asked 1,000 American adults about their health care coverage on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis. The overall findings were troubling.
The monthly percentage of uninsured adults rose to 17.7 percent in December 2011, which equaled the month of [...]
Most healthcare plans will be required to cover birth control without charging co-pays or deductibles starting Aug. 1, the Obama administration announced Friday.
The final regulation retains the approach federal health officials proposed last summer, despite the deluge of complaints from religious groups and congressional Republicans that has poured in since then. Churches, synagogues and other houses of worship are exempt from the requirement, but religious-affiliated hospitals and universities only get [...]
So many Americans are living past 85 that it may push the designation of ‘oldest of the old’ from 85-plus to 90 and older, according to a Census Bureau report released Thursday.
By 2050, the United States is likely to have 9 million people 90 and older, the report projected. In 1980, only 720,000 Americans were around who had lived past their 90th birthdays. That number grew to 1.9 million last [...]
November 15, 2011
Americans are continuing to lose health insurance coverage and to struggle paying for serious medical conditions, according to two separate surveys.
A Gallup poll found the proportion of adults with no health insurance has been above 17% for the last six months. The rate in the third quarter of 2008 was 14.4%.
One positive impact from President Barack Obama’s health care reform is that the uninsured rate for [...]
President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
(CNSNews.com) – Bantering with the audience at a fundraiser in St. Louis yesterday, President Barack Obama bragged about a new regulation, proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services, that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has denounced as an “unprecedented attack on religious liberty.”
“Darn right!” an audience member at the fundraiser shouted as Obama described the regulation.
“Darn tooting!” Obama said [...]
Former Democratic National Committee Chairman, and doctor, Howard Dean backed a McKinsey & Co. survey today that found that almost a third of private-sector employers will drop their employee health insurance coverage when Obamacare’s government-managed insurance exchanges come online.
Dean told Morning Joe, “The fact is it is very good for small business. There was a McKinsey study, which the Democrats don’t like, but I do, [...]
by Paige Winfield Cunningham
Fewer people received health insurance coverage through their employer in 2010 than in 2009, and the number of people covered through government insurance programs continued to rise, according to 2010 data reported Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
It’s a trend that started a decade ago, as costs continue to rise and make it harder for employers to [...]
The US Census Bureau has released its annual Income (not so much), Poverty (much) and Health Insurance Coverage report for 2010. The full thing is below but the highlights are as follows: i) Real median household income in the United States in 2010 was $49,445, a 2.3 percent decline from the 2009 median. ii) The nation’s official poverty rate in 2010 [...]
They passed it, and now we are finding out what is in it. For over a year now experts have been painstakingly poring through the 2500+ pages of legislation and mandates created in The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (HR 3590) and The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HR 4872) and the debate continues on whether to repeal or fix it. As the [...]
1. TEXAS HAS THE FOURTH WORST DEBT IN THE COUNTRY AT $24-BILLION.
2. TEXAS HAS THE LOWEST WAGES IN THE COUNTRY.
3. TEXAS HAS THE LOWEST HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE IN THE COUNTRY.
4. TEXAS HAS HIGHEST INSURANCE PRICES IN THE COUNTRY. This is inspite of the fact that Texas are allowed buy insurance over state lines had have 22 insurance companies working in the state.
5. LIFE EXPECTANCY IS FALLING. Life Expectancy is falling [...]
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs his first budget in front of supporters gathered at Fox Valley Metal Tech in Ashwaubenon, Wis., on Sunday, June 26, 2011. The budget helped save the struggling Kaukauna Schoo
“This is a disaster,” said Mark Miller, the Wisconsin Senate Democratic leader, in February after Republican Gov. Scott Walker proposed a budget bill that would curtail the collective bargaining powers of [...]
1) U.S. Postal Service expects cash shortage in ’11
“The U.S. Postal Service will be unable to pay two major bills later this year unless Congress changes the law to eliminate Saturday mail deliveries, the postmaster general, Patrick R. Donahoe, told the House Postal Oversight Committee on Wednesday. Media reports say that as of Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year, the Postal Service [...]
Thanks to the health care “reform” bill passed by Congress and signed into law by Barack Obama, American taxpayers are about to be hit with the largest tax increase in the history of the United States. According to an analysis by the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation the health care bill will generate $409.2 billion in additional taxes by 2019. But there are also heavy fines for those who refuse [...]
The health care reform bill will force insurance companies to provide lower rates, the bill will also, allow small businesses to pool together and bargain with insurance companies to get lower rates, like those given to larger firms. This will equal the playing field if you will. The tilt is no longer leaning towards the very Rich to benefit.
Gist of the Bill -
There will be a New Medicare tax on [...]