Brewer pulls out all stops stoking the coals of Socialism
You might not have heard of Steven T. Miller. Neither had we. Turns out Mr. Miller is the Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement at the IRS. He’s got a 73 page memo for us on a little nugget called “Shared Responsibility Payment for Not Maintaining Minimum Essential Coverage.” Of course he’s talking about ObamaCare, although Miller refers to it as the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.”
In a nutshell, he’s letting us in on the fact that the average family of four will see their health premiums soar to $20,000 a year. The IRS’s assumption that the cheapest plan for a family will cost $20,000 per year is found in examples given to help people understand how to calculate the penalty they will need to pay the government if they do not buy a mandated health plan.
Obama’s health care law will push 7 million people out of their job-based insurance coverage — nearly twice the previous estimate, according to the latest numbers from the Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday. CBO said that this year’s tax cuts have changed the incentives for businesses and made it less attractive to pay for insurance, meaning fewer will decide to do so. Instead, they’ll choose to pay a penalty to the government, totaling $13 billion in higher fees over the next decade. Overall, the new health provisions are expected to cost American taxpayers $1.165 trillion over the next decade.
Meanwhile, Arizona’s switcheroo Gov. Brewer has introduced two websites to gin up public support for her Medicaid expansion. Brewer, a new-found and disappointing ObamaCare convert, has aligned with a left-leaning coalition of what she grandly terms, “Arizona’s premier business leaders and health care advocates voicing support for the expansion of the State’s Medicaid program.” The Arizona Catholic Conference is also onboard this collectivist train. Brewer has pulled out all stops in an effort to win support from the GOP legislators she needs for approval, as she takes the issue directly to their constituents, hoping they will exert pressure. Brewer misrepresents her capitulation on this vital issue as “the conservative choice for Arizona.” (website)
Remember Obama vowed his plan would result in premiums dropping by $2500? He said that the deficit and our spending problem was largely due to health care, and ObamaCare was going to fix that.
Here’s the Liar-in-Chief telling us “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”