Author Topic: House to Vote on Making Fine for Disobeying Obamacare Individual Mandate $0  (Read 184 times)

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Offline flowers

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The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on Wednesday to reduce the fine/“tax” for violating Obamacare’s individual mandate this year to $0.  It will be interesting to see how Democrats in both the House and Senate react.  President Obama has plainly violated the law—and the constitutional separation of powers—by unilaterally delaying the individual mandate for some people (those who liked their health plan but got a cancellation notice) and by unilaterally delaying the employer mandate. Given these extralegal executive actions, and given the technological train wreck than the Obamacare exchange rollout has been, it would seem to be a no-brainer to pass actual legislation (as the Constitution requires for changing laws) to waive the fine (at least for the time being) for those who choose not to buy federally mandated insurance they don’t want.  But the Democrats love the individual mandate and rightly recognize it as Obamacare’s coercive core, so this puts them in a bind.

Offline Olivia

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Obama will have a "fit" if they try to change the rules.  That's his prerogative to do as he pleases on any given day.
Truthfully, the most important thing in life is knowing what the most important things in life are, and prioritizing them accordingly.   Melchor Lim

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