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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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To: Eagle of Liberty

RE: This country is run by IDIOTS!!

The more disturbing question is this -— WHO VOTED FOR THEM?


21 posted on 01/31/2013 1:38:30 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

To quote a former member of the Baraqqi regime

“What difference does it make?”


22 posted on 01/31/2013 1:39:16 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: SeekAndFind

“...hands were tied by the way Congress wrote the law.”

Wait...what Republican in Congress helped to write this law?

For that matter, which Democrat did?

Wasn’t the vast part of this bill written by the Apollo Alliance?


23 posted on 01/31/2013 1:40:08 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: SumProVita

RE: Wasn’t the vast part of this bill written by the Apollo Alliance?

Not sure about that. I do know that Harry Reid credited the Apollo Alliance with helping to create the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (also known as the stimulus bill)


24 posted on 01/31/2013 1:46:50 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Very sorry to hear of your trials. I know this may be hard, but this exactly what Medicaid is supposed to be for. Please look into it.

That’s the safety net we all agree on rather than the life-long entitlement.


25 posted on 01/31/2013 1:51:53 PM PST by Obadiah (We must commit to remove every Senate Blue-dog Democrat from office in 2014!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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

The way the DEMOCRATS wrote the law...

In fact, is Obama in charge of anything other than the Office of Celebrity Appearances?


26 posted on 01/31/2013 2:08:57 PM PST by OpusatFR
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
I hope things improve for you folks somehow. My COBRA expired about 12 years ago. The only way we manage is through state-based coverage (not Massachusetts!). It actually works well for us and we are some of the very few survivors on the plan -- I don't mean still alive LOL, I mean nearly everyone else has been disqualified over the past few years). But this plan may go away in 2014 and then it is going to be the medical jungle for us like so many people.
27 posted on 01/31/2013 2:34:52 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Obadiah; St_Thomas_Aquinas

His family probably doesn’t quite qualify for Medicaid just like ours doesn’t. Every year or so the state of Washington sends us a letter saying we are being evaluated for transfer into Medicaid. But then about three months later we get another letter saying we don’t qualify due to retirement assets (which aren’t that much). Recently they raised the qualifying ceiling but still doesn’t quite cut it.


28 posted on 01/31/2013 2:41:02 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: SeekAndFind
"It is clear that the only way this can be fixed is through legislation and not the regulatory process."

Not true at all.

According to liberal economists, especially Krugman, the federal government can print as much money as it needs without having to worry about repercussions or balancing the budget. So, that being the case, Obama and the democrats can print as much money as they need to pay for those that can't pay for Obamacare. The doctors who take care of those people, will have to be forced to take that "monopoly" money, or else, they'll be the ones that get punished.
29 posted on 01/31/2013 3:20:59 PM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hmmm. Bookmarking this mess.


30 posted on 01/31/2013 3:33:19 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: SeekAndFind

I remember Mark Steyn saying this years ago. When health care is nationalized, he said, every election and every political discussion becomes an argument about getting enough ambulances to each hospital and getting just the right number of doctor visits for each patient and getting proper medical care for every citizen’s hangnails. This is just the start of those endless political discussions.

God help us.


31 posted on 01/31/2013 4:43:04 PM PST by redpoll
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To: SeekAndFind

The Apollo Alliance wrote a Cap and Trade bill too. There is enough evidence to suggest that they were essential to the health care debacle bill as well.

And, of course, Soros has his fingers in several pies as well.

“We’ve talked about moving forward on these ideas for decades. The Apollo Alliance has been an important factor in helping us develop and execute a strategy that makes great progress on these goals and in motivating the public to support them.” ....Harry Reid


32 posted on 01/31/2013 4:49:51 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t for get this:

Radicals Wrote Failed Stimulus

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2345194/posts


33 posted on 01/31/2013 4:58:15 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: SeekAndFind

And this:

The Apollo Alliance ( what are they building ? )

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2304400/posts

A noteworthy descriptor of the bills they write: Incredibly huge


34 posted on 01/31/2013 5:04:32 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: SeekAndFind

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


35 posted on 01/31/2013 5:08:45 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: SeekAndFind

“his hands are tied...behind his back as he was marched to the gallows, after being tried and found guilty for treasonous acts against the Citizens of the United States of America, where he was hung by the .........

Whoops, sorry wrong thread


36 posted on 01/31/2013 5:12:45 PM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: Kanzan

Identify the “glitch” and exploit it.


37 posted on 01/31/2013 5:29:18 PM PST by SisterK (not my president)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve got a real simple fix. Scrap the whole damn thing, then give low cost policies to those who WANT and NEED help.


38 posted on 01/31/2013 6:15:20 PM PST by Mrs. P (Figures can lie, and liars can figure.)
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To: Mrs. P

There you go.


39 posted on 01/31/2013 6:16:55 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Mrs. P

If it was about assuring that everyone has healthcare that is precisely what should be done, they could care less.. Unfortunately, it is about government power and control, it is the final step into socialism.


40 posted on 01/31/2013 6:21:06 PM PST by Toespi
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