Obamacare is even worse than critics thought

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Ordinary Averge Guy

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Examiner Editorial
September 22, 2010

Much more has been revealed about Obamacare since President Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi pushed the bill on Americans six months ago.(J. Scott Applewhite/AP file)
Six months ago, President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rammed Obamacare down the throats of an unwilling American public. Half a year removed from the unprecedented legislative chicanery and backroom dealing that characterized the bill's passage, we know much more about the bill than we did then. A few of the revelations:

Obamacare won't decrease health care costs for the government. According to Medicare's actuary, it will increase costs. The same is likely to happen for privately funded health care.

As written, Obamacare covers elective abortions, contrary to Obama's promise that it wouldn't. This means that tax dollars will be used to pay for a procedure millions of Americans across the political spectrum view as immoral. Supposedly, the Department of Health and Human Services will bar abortion coverage with new regulations but these will likely be tied up for years in litigation, and in the end may not survive the court challenge.

Obamacare won't allow employees or most small businesses to keep the coverage they have and like. By Obama's estimates, as many as 69 percent of employees, 80 percent of small businesses, and 64 percent of large businesses will be forced to change coverage, probably to more expensive plans.

Obamacare will increase insurance premiums -- in some places, it already has. Insurers, suddenly forced to cover clients' children until age 26, have little choice but to raise premiums, and they attribute to Obamacare's mandates a 1 to 9 percent increase. Obama's only method of preventing massive rate increases so far has been to threaten insurers.

Obamacare will force seasonal employers -- especially the ski and amusement park industries -- to pay huge fines, cut hours, or lay off employees.

Obamacare forces states to guarantee not only payment but also treatment for indigent Medicaid patients. With many doctors now refusing to take Medicaid (because they lose money doing so), cash-strapped states could be sued and ordered to increase reimbursement rates beyond their means.

Obamacare imposes a huge nonmedical tax compliance burden on small business. It will require them to mail IRS 1099 tax forms to every vendor from whom they make purchases of more than $600 in a year, with duplicate forms going to the Internal Revenue Service. Like so much else in the 2,500-page bill, our senators and representatives were apparently unaware of this when they passed the measure.

Obamacare allows the IRS to confiscate part or all of your tax refund if you do not purchase a qualified insurance plan. The bill funds 16,000 new IRS agents to make sure Americans stay in line.

If you wonder why so many American voters are angry, and no longer give Obama the benefit of the doubt on a variety of issues, you need look no further than Obamacare, whose birthday gift to America might just be a GOP congressional majority.
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The whole damned law needs..no...must be nullified. Hopefully the courts will take care of it finding it to be unconstitutional. Even if congress nullifies it, obozo will veto that vote that there will not be enough votes in congress to override the veto.

This law will financially impact all business and all citizens, all insurers, and all health care providers in a negative way. And that's not to mention the abundance of additional red tape added on to business, including those 1099s which have nothing to do at all with health care.
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Do not ever think that Obama gives a crap about any of us. He has crammed socialized medicine down our throats. The truly needy will be denied the care they need. They will save money by letting you suffer or die.
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Sep 24, 2010
 
He's just trying to help you poor, ignorant fools. Give him a chance- for the sake of CHANGE!

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Sep 24, 2010
 
Boris wrote:
He's just trying to help you poor, ignorant fools. Give him a chance- for the sake of CHANGE!
We've had about all the change we can handle, Dirt.
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Silver Hair wrote:
<quoted text>We've had about all the change we can handle, Dirt.
I take it you've switched from 6 to 9 year olds?
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Sep 24, 2010
 
Dirt Blanchard wrote:
<quoted text>I've switched from 6 to 9 year old boys?
I thought you were into daughter dabbing.
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Silver Hair wrote:
<quoted text> I'm into boy bangin.
Can I join "you"?
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Sep 24, 2010
 
[QUOTE who="Response (Dirt)"]<quoted text>I'm into boy bangin?[/QUOTE]We already know that about you, Dirt.
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Sep 11, 2012
 
In the latest indication of how complicated putting the Affordable Care Act into action will be, the Department of Health and Human Services and Internal Revenue Service issued 18-pages of regulations just to describe what a "full-time employee" is. Of note, to the Feds a full-time employee works an average of just 30 hours a week, not the normally accepted 40 hours.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/feds-need-18-pa...

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