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Health law's rule delay could hamper enforcement

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  • Tekakaromatagi Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    July 16, 2013 5:26 p.m.

    I am not a politician but if I was I would be really glad that I am not in that photo. Is that Monica Lewinski behind Joe Biden?

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    July 17, 2013 5:31 a.m.

    “Treasury said it expects any impact to be minor, since most people will not risk telling the government a lie. Still, it's another incentive for uninsured people to ignore a new government requirement that for many will cost hundreds of dollars.”

    More will than they think, especially since the fine is $95. And everyone (except dems, apparently) knows that 95 is less than hundreds.

    “The employer requirement was never designed to get large numbers of uninsured people covered. Instead, lawmakers meant it as a guardrail, to keep employers from dropping coverage and shifting responsibility to the government.”

    Yeah, but like most pieces of dem-drafted legislation, it fails miserably, as employers will find the fines less than the cost of providing insurance, so even MORE will drop their plans.

    “Largely ignored was the enforcement link between the two mandates. The IRS, which will police both, was to receive the now-delayed coverage reports from employers and use those to check compliance by individuals.

    So the already amok IRS will have bad data – that means they’ll have ANOTHER excuse to target conservatives. Oh, we thought they were cheating on Obamacare!

  • KDave Moab, UT
    July 17, 2013 8:42 a.m.

    The scary part of this article is that it states one could face prison for not complying, weather intentionally or inadvertantly. Lets hope our prisons have a nice health-care plan.

  • m.g. scott clearfield, UT
    July 17, 2013 8:46 a.m.

    The mess of this health care law is going to be a lot like the mess of the tax law. It is so big and complicated that no one will really know and understand what it requires, what is says, what it means, and what to do about it. Thank you Congress, especially Democrats, for once again making a law that everyone can be accused of breaking no matter what they do. There ought to be a law against stuff like that............

  • timpClimber Provo, UT
    July 17, 2013 9:08 a.m.

    I've tried to read the Obama-Pelosie-Reed bill and it is so convoluted, iffy, legal jargon loaded that all it will do is enable lawyers, clog the courts and give IRS accountants life time employment. And nowhere could I find anything that hinted at saving folks money or time in trying to make it work for them. It should be dumped and we begin with small easy to understand bills that can be constantly evaluated and improved. The current bill is a bloated Frankenstein monstrosity that will add to our over the cliff debt.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    July 17, 2013 10:17 a.m.

    If God still does Bless America, that Bill would be revoked, reworked and half of it dropped.

    Half of the Bill is good and sustainable. The other half would be the final straw in the economic collapse of our once great nation.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    July 18, 2013 7:44 a.m.

    USAlover,
    we've given Him no reason to bless us - just the opposite.