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  • IRS to block, suspend tax returns that lack Obamacare disclosures

    10/20/2017 6:34:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 131 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/20/2017 | Dan Mangan
    The IRS says it will not accept electronic tax returns that do not disclose whether the filer had health insurance coverage during the year. It also says it will suspend paper returns that do not have the disclosure. The IRS' move, which will bolster compliance with Affordable Care Act rules, comes as the Trump administration takes other steps to undercut the law. The IRS is warning tax professionals that it will block or suspend processing of 2017 income tax returns that do not comply with Obamacare rules requiring filers to disclose their health insurance status. The new move to tighten...
  • Some middle-class Americans worry Trump health subsidies cut will hurt

    10/19/2017 7:43:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 19, 2017 | by Tim Reid, Yasmeen Abutaleb
    PHILADELPHIA - Tom Westerman voted for Donald Trump in last year’s election but says he might not do so again after the president cut off billions of dollars in Obamacare subsidies to health insurance companies. Westerman’s change of heart reflects mounting fears among middle-class Democrats and Republicans that their health insurance costs will soar as Trump weakens former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, which extended insurance to more than 20 million Americans. “It seems like he is trying to hurt the middle class,” said Westerman, who is retired from a manufacturing company in Pennsylvania, a state that Trump won....
  • VIRGINIA FOXX: RINO POSTER GIRL

    10/18/2017 10:37:49 AM PDT · by Lester Jackson · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | October 18, 2017 | Lester Jackson
    I was very pleased when President Trump signed his first executive order to dismantle ObamaCare in the face of the Republican Congress having broken its repeatedly made promise and pretense to do the same. However, I was utterly repulsed by an aspect of what happened at that event. Therefore, I am taking time from completing my forthcoming book* to comment on what I consider to be the despicable obscenity of RINO Virginia Foxx worming her way (15:52) to be next to Mr. Trump. Foxy weasel Foxx obviously hoped to benefit from the public opposition to the very ObamaCare monstrosity that...
  • St. Charles Health System eliminates 102 positions, cuts executives' pay to recoup finances (OR)

    10/17/2017 3:40:43 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 8 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | October 17, 2017 | Alyssa Rege
    Bend, Ore.-based St. Charles Health System announced a series of actions Tuesday — including layoffs and pay cuts to the health system's executive leadership team — to compensate for an operating income deficit of up to $35 million during the coming year, according to NewsChannel-21. In an announcement to NewsChannel-21, St. Charles officials said the health system is "working to close a $25 [million] to $35 million gap in operating income for 2018." The gap, officials said, is the result of "flat to declining revenue[s], inflation on labor and medical supply expenses and reimbursement impacts due to decisions made by...
  • Lamar Alexander +Patty Murray -save the illegal subsidies Congress never passed, ordered by obama

    10/17/2017 1:11:57 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/2017 | SELF
    From The Hill.com Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said Tuesday that he and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) have reached a bipartisan deal that would extend payments to insurers under ObamaCare that President Trump said he was ending last week. The deal would extend the payments to insurers for two years and give states more flexibility to change ObamaCare rules. The negotiations had been aimed at stabilizing insurance markets. .........When Republicans in the Senate made a last-ditch effort to repeal ObamaCare in September, the Alexander-Murray talks were cut off, with some GOP senators saying their bipartisan efforts would go nowhere in the...
  • POTUS: "Obamacare Is Finished, It's Dead, It's Gone... There Is No Such Thing Anymore."

    10/16/2017 10:33:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    POTUS: "Obamacare is finished, it's dead, it's gone... There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore." https://twitter.com/FoxBusiness/status/919974555342516226
  • Trump Faithfully Executes Obamacare; Media, Democrats Go Nuts

    10/16/2017 9:43:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/16/2017 | By Andrew C. McCarthy
    Why don’t the stories say: “President Trump Faithfully Executes Affordable Care Act”? In report after sky-is-falling report, the journalism wing of the media-Democrat complex castigates the president over his decision to — as the New York Times put it — “scrap subsidies to health insurance companies that help pay out of pocket costs of low-income people.” These subsidy payments are “critical” to sustaining the “Affordable Care Act.” Without them, the Grey Lady frets, “President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement” could “unravel.” To add insult to injury, the paper implies that Trump’s “determination to dismantle [Obamacare] on his own” is...
  • Obamacare Tax to Raise Premiums in 2018, Cost $270 Billion Over Next Decade

    10/15/2017 10:55:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 15, 2017 | Ali Meyer
    Tax could potentially affect 156,000 Americans who could see premiums rise even furtherAn Obamacare tax that will be imposed in 2018 will raise premiums even further and is estimated to cost $270 billion over the next decade, according to a report commissioned by UnitedHealth Group. The report was commissioned to examine how a tax imposed by Obamacare would impact premiums. Under Obamacare, health insurers that offer coverage are required to pay a fee on health insurance premiums they earn, which is also considered a tax by the IRS. Congress imposed a moratorium on collecting these taxes in 2017, but that...
  • Turley: Obama's Original Obamacare Order Was Unconstitutional, Also Violated Law Itself

    10/15/2017 7:03:30 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 33 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/14/17 | Ian Schwartz
    Legal eagle Jonathan Turley responds to Democrats that say President Trump's decision to reverse former President's order on Obamacare subsidies was unconstitutional. Turley said Obama's decision to order billions to fund subsidies would be analogous to Trump ordering money to build The Wall.
  • Trump Revises Obamacare Rules [semi-satire]

    10/14/2017 4:34:52 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Oct 2017 | John Semmens
    This week President Trump made some administrative revisions to the Affordable Care Act health insurance program. Using latitude granted to the president in the original legislation, Trump issued an executive action that allows individuals more choices in how to insure themselves. This expansion of choice was denounced by key Democrats. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) called Trump's move "a stab in the back. Allowing people more choices is the exact opposite of what is needed if the changes made by Obamacare are to be made permanent. People will choose selfishly. They will only buy coverage they think they need....
  • Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision [fakenews]

    10/14/2017 7:15:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 14, 2017 9:47 AM EDT | Christina A. Cassidy and Meghan Hoyer
    President Donald Trump’s decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that was benefiting roughly 6 million Americans helps fulfill a campaign promise, but it also risks harming some of the very people who helped him win the presidency. Nearly 70 percent of those benefiting from the so-called cost-sharing subsidies live in states Trump won last November, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.The subsidies are paid to insurers by the federal government to help lower consumers’ deductibles and co-pays. People who benefit will continue receiving the discounts because insurers are obligated by law to provide them....
  • Nancy PelosiTrump's Policies Are Violent to America and the World

    10/13/2017 5:54:37 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 12 replies
    nbc think ^ | Oct.13.2017 | Nancy Pelosi
    What the president is doing, it's violent. His actions are violent. He does violence to what we want to do in health care. He does violence to the national debt by what he is adding to it. He does violence to the world, in terms of nuclear proliferation and the environment and our standing in the world, with his frivolity. What we want him to do is to calm down, get used to the job he has, know that his words weigh a ton, and that he really should know what he's talking about when he says something. For instance,...
  • Seeking a real patch for ObamaCare’s latest mess

    10/13/2017 11:40:07 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 13, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    President Trump was right to call ObamaCare “a total mess” Friday, even as he added to the immediate mess by ending illegal payouts to health insurers. The Affordable Care Act ordered insurers to make special provisions to reduce co-pays and other out-of-pocket costs for lower-income ObamaCare enrollees. The law said the feds would repay the companies for these subsidies — but left it to Congress to actually appropriate those funds. Congress then turned Republican (in good part thanks to outrage over the ACA) and refused to OK the payments. But then-President Barack Obama sent the checks anyway. That was blatantly...
  • Trump Needs to Re-Brand "Obamacare" With Some Killer Nickname That Really Fits.

    10/13/2017 4:29:05 PM PDT · by zencycler · 40 replies
    Vanity | 10/13/2017 | self
    Crooked Hillary, Low-Energy Jeb, Very Fake News - we've all seen Trump masterfully take down his opponents by re-branding them with names like these. And yet for some reason, as it relates to one of his major campaign promises, he has not yet used this effective tool against the label of "Obamacare" - which arguably serves the purposes of the left by associating "caring" with not only that horrific law, but with all things "Obama". So I propose that Trump and folks on the right start calling this law some other fitting name. Here are a few of my own...
  • U.S. states to file new suit challenging Trump healthcare subsidy cut

    10/13/2017 10:16:10 AM PDT · by granite · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/13/2017 | Reporting by Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - A coalition of U.S. states will file a new lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's plan to end Obamacare subsidies to health insurers that help low-income people pay out-of-pocket medical expenses, a source in the New York attorney general's Office said on Friday.
  • Trump scraps key Obamacare subsidies, urges Democrats to fix 'broken mess'

    10/13/2017 6:02:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 13, 2017 | by Yasmeen Abutaleb, Jeff Mason
    U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday urged Democrats to make a healthcare deal after cutting off Obamacare subsidies to health insurance companies for low-income patients in a forceful move that sparked threats of legal action and concern of chaos in insurance markets. The decision is the most dramatic action Trump has taken yet to weaken the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, which extended insurance to 20 million Americans. The move drew swift condemnation from Democrats and threats from state attorneys general in New York and California to file lawsuits. Trump, a Republican, urged opponents to reach...
  • Statement on Trump Administration's Decision Regarding Obamacare Payments

    10/12/2017 8:52:33 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    Press Release Statement on Trump Administration's Decision Regarding Obamacare Payments October 12, 2017|Speaker Ryan's Press Office WASHINGTON–House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s determination that certain payments under Obamacare have no valid appropriation: “Under our Constitution, the power of the purse belongs to Congress, not the executive branch. It was in defense of this foundational principle that the House, under the leadership of former speaker John Boehner, voted in 2014 to challenge the constitutionality of spending by the Obama administration that was never approved by Congress. The House was validated last year when...
  • Trump to end key ACA subsidies, a move that will threaten the law’s marketplaces

    10/12/2017 8:05:12 PM PDT · by NRx · 118 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10-12-2017 | Amy Goldstein
    President Trump is throwing a bomb into the insurance marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act, choosing to end critical payments to health insurers that help millions of lower-income Americans afford coverage. The decision follows an executive order on Thursday to allow alternative health plans that skirt the law’s requirements. The White House confirmed late Thursday that it would halt federal payments for cost-sharing reductions, although a statement did not specify when. According to two people briefed on the decision, the cutoff will be as of November. The subsidies total about $7 billion this year. Trump has threatened for months...
  • Sen. Rand Paul Writes Op-Ed Explaining New Executive Order

    10/12/2017 9:40:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    In an op-ed penned for Breitbart, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) explained that President Donald Trump's upcoming executive order--which would legalize the sale of health insurance across state lines--would come at zero cost for the taxpayer and would enable 28 million people "left behind" by Obamacare to purchase insurance cheaply. According to Paul, the executive order will create "Health Associations," which would allow people to create groups similar to large corporations in order to get lower premiums on their plans. Paul said that these Association Health Plans will "be among the biggest-free market reforms" of the healthcare industry in decades, and is...
  • Exclusive – Rand Paul on Trump Healthcare Executive Action: Congress Failed, Time to Act

    10/12/2017 9:55:03 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12 Oct 2017 | Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
    President Trump will today legalize and allow individuals to form Health Associations and purchase insurance across state lines. This is what real free market replacement looks like. Millions of Americans will be eligible to band together to demand less-expensive insurance. The 28 million individuals left behind by Obamacare will now be eligible for inexpensive insurance. The cost to the taxpayer? ZERO! As opposed to the trillion-dollar, “fake” replacements we voted on, this replacement simply legalizes choice. I’ve been working with President Trump and his Cabinet for months to get this done. How will it work? Well, nationwide associations like the...