IRS Chief Says No Thanks On Obama Care

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  1. diehardgator1
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    The new IRS chief says he would rather not have anything to do with obama care. This is getting embarrassing for obama Nobody wants anything to do with his great health care olan.


    "The head of the agency tasked with enforcing ObamaCare said Thursday that he'd rather not get his own health insurance from the system created by the health care overhaul.

    "I would prefer to stay with the current policy that I'm pleased with rather than go through a change if I don't need to go through that change," said acting IRS chief Danny Werfel, during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing.

    The statement quickly fueled Republican criticism of the law, as well as their calls to block the IRS from enforcing it.

    "Count the head of the IRS among the growing list of folks that includes Big Labor and the law's chief architect who are deeply skeptical of the president's signature achievement and don't want any part of it," Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said in a statement. "No American -- even the head of the IRS -- should be subjected to ObamaCare."

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...-switch-over-to-obamacare-plan/#ixzz2akpEJ3Ip
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    The exchanges are not ready, businesses have been given a year furlough, there are thousands of exemptions to date, the unions want out, congress wants out for their aides, the IRS wants out....who is left? I guess those of us who own small businesses or who buy our own insurance. Can't wait to see those rates!

    Cancel the whole damn thing Congress. Defund the sob. It is a cluster.
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    Am I missing something, or is that quote just that he'd prefer to stick with his current health care?
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    How's about letting everyone stick with their current health care? Or should he be forced to subsidize the willfully uninsured?
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    Aren't as all doing that already?
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    Not to the extent that we will if implementation actually occurs and I'm becoming more convinced it won't. You will still have the same people using Emergency rooms for primary care. Now you will have a new group who uses medical services because someone else is paying for it....you and I. They will pay the $95 fine.
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    Than what's the solution? If Obamacare is unworkable, what can we do? Because that status quo is what got us in this mess to begin with. Just repealing Obamacare and not replacing it with anything accomplishes what exactly?
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    The hospital can still go after then for payment, it wouldn't be any different than now, except that a certain percentage would sign up and lower that number. Not sure what you are saying.
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    Let's just let the rich people carry even more of the burden.

    That sounds fair.

    /sarcasm
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    When you are a public policy official, you cannot talk bad about the policies that you are supposed to enforce. It undermines the policy. It isn't a ringing endorsement for Obamacare, either. Also, it smacks of "You take the medicine, I think I'll pass."
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    Is this speaking bad, though? He says he'd keep his current policy rather than change.
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    Yeah, I mean, I don't plan on surrendering my current policy and buying one on the exchange either.
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    Those on company paid plans and those buying their own will see their rates increase, copays increase, yearly out of pocket tab increase, everything increase to pay the collective cost of this legislation that will not result in better care "on average".

    Typical of government, the majority (who are satisfied with current insurance/health care) are being punished for the minority. Same with many public schools...the bright kids and average kids are held back by the dummies as teachers teach to the test or worse, teach to the dummies.
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    Seriously?
    No, it's a glowing endorsement
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    I didn't say it was an endorsement either.
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    Didn't say you did.

    Given his position, silly to think it is anything less than a slap in Ocare face.
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    Yep. I work for a very large company with very good benefits, including health insurance. Well this year our health insurance got noticeably worse. Now some parts got better such as more free preventative stuff. However all copays went up, deductibles up, coinsurance up...overall probably an extra 1500-2000 out of pocket per year.
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    It comes off like when you are going to buy a new car at the GM lot and ask the salesman what he drives and he says Ford. Really puts a lot of confidence in the GM cars doesn't it.
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    I guess I don't understand this.

    Obamacare is not intended for people who presently have insurance, no?
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    At minimum Obamacare changes the cost structure for all insurance plans. So everyone is impacted there.

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