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  • Maryland seeks to turn health care mandate into down payment

    01/09/2018 3:55:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 9, 2018 5:35 PM EST | Brian Witte
    Maryland lawmakers want to create an individual health care mandate at the state level — in response to Washington gutting it at the federal level — and turn it into a down payment for people to pay for health insurance. Supporters outlined the proposal Tuesday, a day before the Maryland legislative session begins, adding it could also work in other states to help keep insurance premiums from skyrocketing. The Maryland General Assembly is controlled by Democrats. The federal tax overhaul approved last month removed the federal penalty that was charged to people without health insurance. Under Maryland legislation, the state...
  • Shattuck: Tax cut a victory for freedom – and your wallet

    12/21/2017 4:23:57 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 6 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 12-21-17 | Tom Shattuck
    Merry Christmas. President Trump’s tax reform victory is not only a massive legislative accomplishment but also, and more importantly, a win for freedom. Freedom is making quite a revival under President Trump. When the president signs the bill early next month, Americans could see a fatter paycheck starting as soon as February and bigger tax refunds in early 2019. The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center is estimating that more than 80 percent of Americans will see a tax cut, averaging over $2,000. It’s their money and they deserve it back, free to do with it what they like. Add to that...
  • 4 Of The Biggest Myths About The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act

    12/20/2017 9:39:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 20, 2017 | Justin Haskins
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act cuts rates for most tax brackets, substantially reduces business taxes, increases the standard deduction, and eliminates many tax loopholes and deductions. Congress passed historic, far-reaching tax reform legislation this week, and President Donald Trump is expected to sign it into law soon after some technical fixes. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act cuts rates for most tax brackets, substantially reduces corporate and small business taxes, increases the standard deduction for individuals and couples, and eliminates many tax loopholes and deductions.Since Republicans first rolled out their plan to implement tax reform, liberal pundits and Democrats...
  • What Happens To Obamacare If Individual Mandate Disappears?

    12/20/2017 3:44:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 74 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/19/17
    Republicans' tax overhaul gets rid of the tax penalty for people who fail to maintain insurance coverage. If it becomes law, what happens to the deficit and the number of uninsured? RAY SUAREZ, HOST: As the House and Senate vote to overhaul the tax code, they're also voting to undo a key part of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. The bill gets rid of the tax penalty for failing to maintain insurance coverage. It's known as the individual mandate, and it's probably been the most vilified part of the healthcare law. Joining us now is NPR health policy correspondent...
  • Senate GOP repeals ObamaCare mandate

    12/02/2017 1:14:50 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 2, 2017 | Peter Sullivan
    Senate Republicans have approved the repeal of ObamaCare’s individual mandate as part of their tax-cut bill, a major step forward toward ending an unpopular part of the healthcare law. “Families ought to be able to make decisions about what they want to buy and what works for them –not the government,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said, hailing the accomplishment. “I believe if people don’t want to buy the Obamacare insurance, they shouldn’t have to pay a tax penalty to the IRS.” The Senate tax bill must still be reconciled with House legislation that does not include the mandate’s repeal. But...
  • Senate Should Repeal Regressive Tax on the Uninsured

    12/01/2017 9:45:13 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 30, 2017 | Doug Badger
    Senate Democrats who fret over the distributional effects of tax cuts should thank their GOP colleagues for giving them the chance this week to vote on repealing one of the most regressive taxes: the Obamacare tax on the uninsured. This tax disproportionately falls on those with incomes less than $50,000, while exempting many households earning six-figure salaries. Many who qualify for subsidies will have to choose between paying the tax and buying policies that offer shabby coverage with onerous deductibles that could stick them with big medical bills. This wasn’t the way the so-called individual mandate was supposed to work....
  • Reality Check: The Facts vs. the Left's Top Two Lies About Tax Reform

    11/30/2017 3:43:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2017 | Guy Benson
    In the interest of intellectual honesty and transparency, let's begin with a few important concessions to skeptics of the GOP tax reform bill: First, not every single American would be a winner under the plan.  A small percentage of US taxpayers would see a tax increase (disproportionately, these would be higher-income itemizers from high-tax states), and a number of deductions that help certain people with heavy medical expenses and student loan debt would be eliminated (proponents say much or all of the resulting blow would be mitigated by lower rates and a doubled standard deduction).  Second, among the "losers" would...
  • Nonpartisan Analysis: GOP Plan Would Reduce Taxes and Increase Incomes Across

    11/29/2017 11:28:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2017 | Guy Benson
    We'll get to the study mentioned in the headline shortly -- but first, it's already time for another tax reform fact check, necessitated by the Left's relentless machine of anti-reform propaganda and distortions.  On MSNBC, anchor Ali Velshi butchered the facts on the Congressional Budget Office's analysis of the projected impact of Senate Republicans' tax reform bill.  Here's the segment in which he disseminates, well, fake news, followed by an explanation of exactly how he misrepresented the CBO chart. Via the Free Beacon: MSNBC's Ali Velshi Messes Up CBO Chart on Tax Reform (Video) "More bad news from the Congressional...
  • Lisa Murkowski announces support for repealing individual mandate

    11/22/2017 11:06:53 AM PST · by entropy12 · 23 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | November 21 at 10:01 PM | Damian Paletta
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said she would support repealing the Affordable Care Act’s individual insurance mandate, giving a potential boost to the Republican effort to pass a massive tax cut package next week. “I believe that the federal government should not force anyone to buy something they do not wish to buy, in order to avoid being taxed,” Murkowski wrote in an opinion piece published Tuesday by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Murkowski was careful, however, to stop short of saying she would vote for the Senate GOP tax plan. She instead focused the entire op-ed on her views about the...
  • Sen. Murkowski Supports Repeal Of Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

    11/22/2017 5:03:55 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/22/17
    Sen. Murkowski wrote a piece for an Alaska newspaper Tuesday announcing she would support repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate which is currently part of the GOP tax bill. I have always supported the freedom to choose. I believe that the federal government should not force anyone to buy something they do not wish to buy in order to avoid being taxed. That is the fundamental reason why I opposed the Affordable Care Act from its inception and also why I cosponsored a bill to repeal the individual mandate tax penalty starting as early as 2013. And that is why...
  • Senate Prepares to Strike a Blow for Freedom

    11/15/2017 8:08:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2017 | Terry Jeffrey
    Eight years ago, Sen. Orrin Hatch argued in a Senate Finance Committee then controlled by Democrats that Congress does not have the constitutional power to order people to buy things. The committee was discussing the incipient Obamacare bill. It's most outrageous element: The so-called "individual mandate," which would force Americans to purchase health insurance. Hatch did not believe the Constitution's Commerce Clause -- which gives Congress the power to "regulate Commerce with foreign nations, and among the states" -- could be stretched to give the federal government the power to compel individuals to do this. "Rather than regulate what people...
  • CBO's Secret: 73% Of Coverage Difference Between Obamacare & GOP Bills Driven By Individual Mandate

    07/24/2017 10:13:48 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | 22 Juy 2017 | Avik Roy
    If you’ve read a newspaper or watched cable news in the last month, you’ve probably seen someone say that the Senate GOP health care bill would “kick 22 million Americans off of their health insurance.” But it’s not true. New information from the Congressional Budget Office—leaked to me by a congressional staffer—shows why. CBO’s faith in the individual mandate’s magical powers For years, the CBO has been convinced—despite real-world experience to the contrary—that Obamacare’s individual mandate is the biggest reason why that law has increased the number of Americans with health insurance. When Senator Barack Obama ran against Hillary Clinton...
  • Ding, Dong: The Individual Mandate is Dead ( Obama Care : IRS )

    02/15/2017 3:35:36 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 15, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    No part of ObamaCare was more hated by the average person or more illegal than the individual mandate. The mandate was one of ObamaCare's corrupt bargains. This one delivered a captive audience to insurance companies in returning for insuring those they didn't want to insure. Obama claimed to want to help the uninsured, yet he also smeared them as "free riders" when what he was really doing was forcing healthy young people to buy useless insurance they couldn't afford as a bribe to companies for taking on his base. Meanwhile the forced signups would be reported as proof that ObamaCare...
  • Trump Signs Executive Order Curbing Obamacare

    01/21/2017 9:44:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 20, 2017 | Fred Lucas
    Hours after taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump followed up on his campaign pledge to start chipping away at Obamacare and curb federal regulations. Trump signed an executive order Friday evening in the Oval Office “to ease the burden of Obamacare as we transition to repeal and replace,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus also sent a memo titled “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” to block all pending regulations under review but not yet in the Federal Register. The new president’s goal is to repeal the Affordable Care Act, better...
  • Sen. Schumer: GOP plan would create health-care chaos

    01/04/2017 10:23:24 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 37 replies
    CNBC.Com ^ | January 4, 2016 | Christine Wang
    Sen. Chuck Schumer said the Republican plan to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act would disrupt the entire health-care system. Schumer, a Democrat from New York, likened the Republicans to "the dog who caught the bus," saying that they "don't know what to do." He cautioned Republicans against "plain repeal," saying it would have an immediate impact, particularly on rural hospitals. "Republicans will soon learn that you can't keep the good parts of the ACA and remove the rest of the law and still have it work. That's what they're struggling with. That's why they're not getting...
  • Rep. McDermott: It's ‘Not American’ To Remove Individual Mandate for Health Insurance

    11/30/2016 2:40:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 30, 2016 | 12:27 PM EST | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) says removing the federal government's individual mandate to purchase health insurance is “not American.” McDermott told C-Span’s Washington Journal Tuesday, that Republican efforts to remove the government mandate to purchase health insurance from the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will not work. …
  • Little Sisters' Religious Liberty Goes On Trial

    03/25/2016 7:02:54 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 25, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    This is the kind of case the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia liked to sink his judicial teeth into -- whether the federal government can compel a religious entity like the Little Sisters of the Poor to violate their religious beliefs and acquiesce to the ObamaCare contraceptive coverage mandate. As LifeSite News reported on Wednesday’s hearing: This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor, a 175-year-old religious order of women who have vowed their lives to care for the elderly poor.
  • CBO: ObamaCare repeal bill would reduce deficits by half a trillion dollars over 10 years

    01/05/2016 7:18:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 5, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Plenty of Americans choose to reject ObamaCare to save themselves a boatload of money. Republicans in Congress believe the US budget should have that choice, and the CBO agrees with them that it would work, too. Their latest analysis of a bill that would repeal the major components of ObamaCare through the reconciliation process concludes that it would reduce federal deficit spending by $516 billion over the first ten years: Legislation to gut most of ObamaCare’s mandates and taxes, known as Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, would reduce the deficit by $516 billion over 10 years, according to the...
  • Group Says ACA Individual Mandate Tax is Illegal Because it Was Introduced in

    11/15/2015 12:34:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    The Constitution's Origination Clause requires that any tax-raising bill needs to be introduced in the House of Representatives. It is this text that gives the Pacific Legal Foundation a justifiable case against Obamacare's individual mandate tax on Americans that don't purchase health insurance, which was introduced in the Senate. In Sissel v.U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, PLF is representing Iowa small business owner and former Iraq combat medic Matt Sissel to challenge the constitutionality of the tax.From an appeal PLF filed in October: "The Origination Clause [in Article I] was designed to ensure as much democratic control as...
  • ObamaCare's Brutal Individual Mandate Test Begins

    11/08/2015 6:39:41 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/06/2015 | JED GRAHAM
    The just-started enrollment period for ObamaCare exchange plans in 2016 is likely to yield one of two dismal outcomes. In the first, enrollment soars as people sign up in droves for the cheapest plan available to avoid the individual mandate tax penalty, whose minimum bite will spike from $325 to $695. Although the law's strongest backers might celebrate this, it's not clear why: Millions of modest-income individuals who opt for bronze would get policies with deductibles as high as $6,850. Yet the Obama administration's own analysis reveals that among those still uninsured, 80% have less than $1,000 in savings. Thus,...