An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Page 87 – TREATMENT OF STATE BENEFIT MANDATES
Insofar as a State requires a health insurance issuer offering health insurance coverage to include benefits beyond the essential benefits package, such requirement shall continue to apply to an Exchange-participating health benefits plan, if the State has entered into an arrangement satisfactory to the Commissioner to reimburse the Commissioner for the amount of any net increase in affordability premium credits under subtitle C as a result of an increase in premium in basic plans as a result of application of such requirement.
Just my opinion, but don’t the words “benefit” and “mandate” kind of cancel each other out?
Page 167-168 – TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE.
‘‘(a) TAX IMPOSED.—In the case of any individual who does not meet the requirements of subsection (d) at
any time during the taxable year, there is hereby imposed a tax equal to 2.5 percent of the excess of—
‘‘(1) the taxpayer’s modified adjusted gross income for the taxable year, over
‘‘(2) the amount of gross income specified in section 6012(a)(1) with respect to the taxpayer.
If you can’t afford their version of “acceptable health care”, they will make you pay an increase in taxes you can’t afford to pay? 2.5% of the excess income? Do you have excess income? Well, those who live on our dime up there in D.C. might have some extra, but I don’t know anyone out here in the real world doesn’t it.
Page 1180 – SEC. 227. SENSE OF THE HOUSE REGARDING ENROLLMENT OF MEMBERS IN THE PUBLIC OPTION.
It is the sense of the House of Representatives that Members who vote in favor of the establishment of a public, Federal Government run health insurance option, and senior members of the President’s administration, are urged to forgo their right to participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) and agree to enroll under that public option.
In other words, it would be nice if those who impose this crap on the American people would make use of it, but it’s not really necessary.
Is this thing giving anyone else a headache? I think that’s the whole idea. We’ll be going through this thing with a fine toothed comb, while those who wish to impose this crap on us, are chuckling at the idea that we care enough to read it, when they won’t.