I really don’t need to remind you that Barack Hussein Obama’s signature achievement, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is quite unpopular. But you’d think with all the media support, speeches, unconstitutional waivers, corporate exemptions and delays it would be working. No, of course not.
So this latest “revelation” about Obamacare is no surprise — as if anything about Obamacare surprises us anymore.
As reported by Fox News, “A new congressional report has estimated that more than 25 million Americans without health insurance will not be made to pay a penalty in 2016 due to an exploding number of Obamacare exemptions.
T”he Wall Street Journal, citing an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation, reported that the number of people expected to pay the fine in 2016 has dwindled to four million people from the report’s previous projection of six million. Approximately 30 million Americans are believed to be without health insurance. The latest report is likely to spark fresh concerns among insurers, who have maintained that the number of exemptions to the law’s individual mandate are resulting in fewer young, healthy people signing up for health insurance.”
The greatest concern is how will this monstrosity be financed if that heavily required funding stream dries up — before it’s even supposed to begin? Remember all those new IRS agents are part of Obamacare, because next year you’ll be required to check a box on your tax return confirming you have health insurance and provide policy information. If not, then you were supposed to be fined.
As Fox Reports, “under the Affordable Care Act, the fine for not purchasing health insurance is either $95 per adult or 1 percent of family income, whichever is greater. That amount is set to increase to $695 per adult or 2.5 percent of family income in 2016, with a total family penalty capped at $2,085.”
“The Act provided exemptions to the penalty for certain groups, such as illegal immigrants and members of certain Native American tribes or religious sects. The Obama administration has since added exemptions for hardships like domestic violence, property damage suffered in a fire or flood, or having a health plan canceled when Obamacare came into effect this past October 1. One exemption, written as being for people who “experienced another hardship acquiring health insurance” does not require documentation.”
But who knows what Obamacare is nowadays anyway? It’s been taken through so many backdoor machinations and iterations it nowhere near resembles what was passed back in 2010 – or should I say “shoved,” since it passed using non-standard House and Senate procedures.
Apparently the residents of those 21 states opting not to expand their Medicaid program under the health law may also be exempt from the penalty. And remember all those Americans whom Obama referred to as their health insurance plans as “junk?” Well, the Obama administration gave those people, whose insurance plans were canceled because they didn’t meet Obamacare’s minimum coverage requirements, an exemption that runs until October 2016. They’re also allowed to buy a minimum amount of coverage originally available to people under 30. So why were their plans cancelled in the first place?
Never forget the infamous words of then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, ” we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it ” — here we are four years later and no one knows what is in it.
I can bet ya won’t be hearing any Democrats talk about Obamacare this August or running up to the November midterm elections. And I know why. They don’t have a freakin’ clue what’s in it either.