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Some families to be priced out of health overhaul (Obama's hands tied by how law was written)
WTOP ^ | 01/31/2013 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR

Posted on 01/31/2013 12:42:49 PM PST by SeekAndFind

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some families could get priced out of health insurance due to what's being called a glitch in President Barack Obama's overhaul law. IRS regulations issued Wednesday failed to fix the problem as liberal backers of the president's plan had hoped.

As a result, some families that can't afford the employer coverage that they are offered on the job will not be able to get financial assistance from the government to buy private health insurance on their own. How many people will be affected is unclear.

The Obama administration says its hands were tied by the way Congress wrote the law. Officials said the administration tried to mitigate the impact. Families that can't get coverage because of the glitch will not face a tax penalty for remaining uninsured, the IRS rules said.

"This is a very significant problem, and we have urged that it be fixed," said Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, an advocacy group that supported the overhaul from its early days. "It is clear that the only way this can be fixed is through legislation and not the regulatory process."

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1 posted on 01/31/2013 12:43:02 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

By legislation, huh? Good luck with that.


2 posted on 01/31/2013 12:46:12 PM PST by goldi
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To: SeekAndFind

You’ll be able to keep your own doctor and insurance - broken promise number 12,37...oh, never mind......


3 posted on 01/31/2013 12:49:25 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: SeekAndFind

The ethics of congress are so compromised that they are incapable of producing legislation that benefits the citizens of the USA.


4 posted on 01/31/2013 12:50:08 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Obama administration says its hands were tied by the way Congress wrote the law.


But we had to (rush to) pass it so we can see what is in it?

[typing what I really think here may be legally actionable, so I’ll refrain]


5 posted on 01/31/2013 12:52:01 PM PST by Peet (TurboTax: "So simple even a Secretary of the Treasury can use it!")
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To: SeekAndFind

“We have to pass it so we can find out what is in it.”


6 posted on 01/31/2013 12:53:06 PM PST by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: SeekAndFind

With our Dear Leader it’s always someone else’s fault, isn’t it?


7 posted on 01/31/2013 12:53:06 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: SeekAndFind

“The Obama administration says its hands were tied by the way Congress wrote the law”

‘Just another, “I didn’t know nothing” excuse to throw “Congress” under the bus. Well, he sure pushed hard enough to have his darling pelosi say to find out what was in the bill after they could get a chance to read it. Yes massa, elections have consequences, sure ‘nuff.


8 posted on 01/31/2013 12:55:21 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: colorado tanker

Really, he didn’t care what the consequences would be,
because 0bamacare isn’t the goal,
it’s the tentacles getting into our system,
then when it doesn’t work,

it’ll be set aside in favor of total government control of the healthcare system, instead of this facade of individual choice and involvement.


9 posted on 01/31/2013 12:55:55 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind
So I got laid off last year and lost medical coverage. My wife works at a low-paying job, but was able to get healthcare coverage for our family.

This year, the rate increased, so the premium now exceeds her pay. She could work more, but her hours are limited to 30 per week.

We don't qualify for financial assistance, and I don't qualify for COBRA anymore.

Having a great time out here. Glad to see Obama still has time to golf.

10 posted on 01/31/2013 12:56:18 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: SeekAndFind

you know talking about a black man having his hands tied is RAAAAAACIST, don’t you?


11 posted on 01/31/2013 12:58:31 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

This may be an escape hatch for a lot of people looking for ways not to comply. Decline employer health insurance, not required to buy insurance. This needs to be exploited all the way.


12 posted on 01/31/2013 12:59:38 PM PST by Kanzan
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To: MrB

I wish I had a counterargument for you . . .


13 posted on 01/31/2013 1:01:53 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: SeekAndFind

This, and everything else the left does, is a transfer of money from producers to those who vote democrat.

If it hurts more people than it helps, the left could care less.


14 posted on 01/31/2013 1:02:54 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: SeekAndFind

ObamaCare is a house of cards that is designed - like death from 1000 stabs - to slowly drive people into federal health care.

As for costs, my healthcare premium went UP 25% Jan. 1 due to ObamaCare stipulating that pre-exisiting conditions be covered. They say 40% of their new applicants have pre-exisiting condition.


15 posted on 01/31/2013 1:05:04 PM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So, when is Obama going to get booted out of office? Anyone? Have answers anyone? Congress? Patriots? Helloooo!


16 posted on 01/31/2013 1:06:36 PM PST by dforest
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To: SeekAndFind

So, when is Obama going to get booted out of office? Anyone? Have answers anyone? Congress? Patriots? Helloooo!


17 posted on 01/31/2013 1:10:45 PM PST by dforest
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To: freeangel

Don’t you remember? During the “fiscal cliff” negotiations with Beaner, O promised him that he (O) was going to blame EVERYTHING on the Republicans if he didn’t get his way. Well, I guess that was the only promise he’s ever kept.


18 posted on 01/31/2013 1:15:32 PM PST by redhead (PRAY DAILY for a Restoration of the Righteous Intent of America)
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To: SeekAndFind

This country is run by IDIOTS!!


19 posted on 01/31/2013 1:19:54 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Obama administration says its hands were tied by the way Congress...

IT’S SOMEBODY ELSES FAULT.

The favorite clause of the Obama administration.


20 posted on 01/31/2013 1:36:47 PM PST by Venturer
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