Skip to comments.White House reportedly delays ObamaCare equal coverage provision
Posted on 01/19/2014 6:39:19 AM PST by tobyhill
The Obama administration is reportedly delaying enforcement of another aspect of ObamaCare, one that prohibits employers from providing better health benefits to top executives than those being offered to regular employees.
According to The New York Times, tax officials said they would not enforce the provision in 2014 as they had not yet issued the appropriate regulations.
The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare, says employer-sponsored health plans must not discriminate in favor of highly compensated individuals with respect to either eligibility or benefits, and provides a tax break for employer-sponsored insurance, while demanding employers not provide better coverage to higher-paid employees.
Yet Bruce I. Friedland, a spokesman for the I.R.S., told the New York Times that employers would not have to comply until the agency issued regulations or other guidance.
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The law is whatever they want it to be.
They are in “Just Wing It” mode.
And of course Congress exempted themselves from their own provision
White House reportedly delays ObamaCare equal coverage provision
This isn’t about Obama, this is about whoever is responsible for stopping him or any despot from doing such a thing. If a guy that everyone knew knocked over liquor stores every Friday night was just walking around free, would your anger be directed at him, or at the police and DA?
Laws???!!!??? We don’t need no steenkin’ laws.
So the law really says that it's whatever the president tells the SHHS at the cabinet level. That's why Pelosi said we had to pass it to see what's in it. She forgot to mention we had to wake up each morning and read the news to find out what it's morphed into at the whim of the executive for pandering to whatever group has the most bag men bringing cash to the pig of body politic.
Because some animal are more equal than others
I guess inequality is only okay when the Dems allow it. [/s]
Just like Saddam
the law was whatever he said it was
What difference, at this point, does it make??
That is so un-American
Obamacare is like an amoeba.
That’s why the IRS hired 15,000 attorneys and accountants to administer it.
It is really "ObamaCare, originally called the Affordable Care Act before Obama began trouncing, eliminating, rewriting and delaying direct provisions of the law".
“ObamaCare, one that prohibits employers from providing better health benefits to top executives than those being offered to regular employees. “
A MAJOR step towards communism and total government control. I don’t think most people realize the serious implications of this — “everyone is EQUAL” — no perks for executives that you don’t provide to your mailroom clerk.
How do you think businesses can stay in business that way?
And when they can’t, the government will step in and take everything over, not just healthcare.
In communist countries there were no privately owned businesses, that’s why the whole system became insolvent.
This is where we are going — total government control and communism, the real goal of Obama.
When they do issue ‘rules’, watch them then pronounce that infractions of these new rules are retroactive, and they go after the companies with lawsuits & fines.
Soon to be known as ... (Zerocare)
This should not be allowed. But it will go by without a whimper. The opposition just naval gazes.
This is reminiscent of Lenin's "War Communism". Immediately after Lenin and his Bolsheviks achieved power they went full tilt on putting their idiotic marxist theories into practice. Lo and behold, the Russian economy totally fell apart. To save their positions of power and weather the crisis of civil war and economic collapse, the Bolsheviks relented on many of their pet schemes - until they had securely defeated their opposition. Then the marxist lunacy returned full blast. Obama hiding the most disfunctional, but most beloved of commies, aspects of ObamaCare for a while is the same strategy. All the worst of ObamaCare will be back once, with the help of the GOPe RINOs, the underlying system is securely in place.
The IRS involved with health care coverage. Only in Obama’s America.
It appears equality is only for the peasants. The “owners” of the peasants such as the top bosses plus Hussein’s labor leaders and his other buddies, get the cream and all the peasants get skimmed milk.
Why does anyone think the chamber of commerce is now not fighting the law (they were not anyway but now they say so).
It appears we're in a fottball game where NONE of the linebackers are willing to hit the OFFENSIVE running back.
gee, lets all act like the White House pick and choose what law applies to each of us on a daily basis. Chaos is the answer on his part. Sounds more like a despot whom operates on a whim. Is Odumbo going to feed his uncle to 120 hungry dogs. This president is NUTS.
Managers and Executive level government employees always get sweeter benefits packages....much better than union employees...and Obama and his minions are definitely the former
Actually...Communists gave better benefits to the higher ups than the lower level citizens. The bosses got the better medical care, western booze, western goods, cars, dacha on the Black Sea, and other things
North Korea is the present day example
And, it is more likely government than private industry to give better medical and overall benefits to its higher level staff.
The Communists created their own “class system”
What you have here now is a complete picture of the future of the US....One political ideology (liberalism) in partnership with business. So if you are not an “elected” official nor a CEO nor a senior government bureaucrat, you are now officially a serf.
The MSM stated that ObamaCare is the law of the land guess they didn’t read the fuzzy fine print?.
Obama laws are not for those in the loop.
“Actually...Communists gave better benefits to the higher ups than the lower level citizens. The bosses got the better medical care, western booze, western goods, cars, dacha on the Black Sea, and other things”
You are right, but they sold the idea on “equality”.
sure they can.. maybe not legally but what can we do about it?
In order to sue you have to have standing, and like in the prop 8 case if you can’t show harm then you have no standing. Is some employer going to sue the Feds for not enforcing a provision that actually ties their hands? A court is going to throw it out based on standing because they are helped by the delay not harmed.
Go to the California Prop 8 case. They basically said that nobody in California has the right to sue because they couldn’t show they were harmed.
Better known as “butt pull”.
Feed his uncle to 120 dogs? Wrong.
He’ll use the 120 dogs for lunches.
This president is NUTS...But how about the masses that elected him. Twice.
Executive level government always feeds off the taxpayer hog trough.
“Equal coverage” does not apply to the government, of course
Meanwhile politicians are being exempted left and right....
You know this is unConstitutional right?
Screw it, no one is listening. :(
So who gets BETTER coverage?
Don’t congressmen get a better deal than the rest of us?
About as much difference as most, if not all, of the other posts make. Those who could inspire U.S. citizens to act are the ones who have microphones and the will to lead a movement to save this country. We surely need more action and less words.
Where are all the 99 percenters? They should be “occupying” something by now!
Regretfully, I just used the same words out of Hillary’s mouth. “What DIFFERENCE does it make?” My intentions are much more honorable, I’d say!
Wassa mattah wit you? You dunt like O/Care's free ambulance service?
(Pic courtesy of clearcarbon.)
Anyone taking bets that one of ObaMao’s crony capitalist CEOs complained?
Why did I laugh?