EEEK! Coming Obamacare Catastrophe? IRS Scandal Increases Concerns Over Health Care Management

800px-Multiple_Car_Accident_-_Rabindra_Sadan_Area_-_Kolkata_2012-06-13_01320by Jim Kouri
Clash Daily Guest Contributor

As the IRS scandal metastasizes, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., appearing on Your World with Neil Cavuto on the Fox News Channel on Wednesday afternoon told the show’s audience that he and other Republicans have serious reservations about the Internal Revenue Service managing Obamacare. 

Sen. Coburn told Cavuto that hearings in both houses of the U.S. Congress must probe the reliability of the IRS to manage a program that’s one-sixth of the U.S. economy and that will make decisions on something as important as citizens’ health care. 

“President Obama and his minions may believe the Benghazi hearings are a ‘sideshow,’ but the real sideshow in the IRS scandal is the prospect of having thousands of agents controlling America’s health care system. How can they be trusted? Should they be trusted?” asked attorney and political consultant Mike Baker.

According to the director of the IRS’ department overseeing tax-exempt organizations, Lois Lerner, employees at an IRS office in Ohio began a probe of organizations using the terms “patriot” or “Tea Party.” IRS agents conducted politically-motivated reviews during the 2012 elections, including the presidential race, to see if conservative groups applying for 501(c) 3 status were in violation of tax-exempt regulations.

As time passed, the IRS activities became a scandal on the level of Benghazi and Fast and Furious, two episodes that continue to cast a shadow over the Obama White House.

President Barack Obama’s health care law, although thousands of pages, was hastily created and frantically pushed through the House and Senate by Democratic majorities before many even had a chance to read its contents, according to Baker.
“That law is now being implemented — and has raised serious concerns about big government intrusion into American’s private lives,” said Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. 

The Committee examined how the IRS is implementing the Affordable Health Care Act, a/k/a Obamacare, and the consequences for Americans. The Oversight Committee addressed concerns about the “big brother process” it will create, the legality of rules it will enforce and the sacrosanct privacy of personal information once held only by the IRS but now shared with state exchanges. 

The lawmakers also reviewed the biggest spending item within Obamacare – its complicated subsidy scheme and the assessment of the challenges the IRS faces with implementation. 

“Under Obamacare, taxpayers will have to provide within 30 days, notification to a government agency about key information in their lives: did they get a raise or take another job; did a family member move into the household; were they married or divorced; what is the nature of their employer-paid health care coverage. The IRS is ill equipped to deliver customer satisfaction in addressing disputes or questions with the public, according to key metrics and government surveys. The IRS is also ill equipped to handle the massive staffing and technology ramp-ups required to handle this data,” Chairman Issa told his committee.

  • George Williams

    Benghazi is part of the three ring circus that is the Obama administration.

  • http://twitter.com/DustyFae StarDust Dolittle

    When you boil all of this down, employers will reap up to $3,000 in savings by hiring an illegal, oops, I mean a provisionally legal immigrant over hiring a US citizen and this is how it works:

    “Employers who don’t offer insurance face fines based on full-time staffing levels, regardless of whether the workers are immigrants or U.S. citizens. However, employers who offer insurance can face fines if the coverage costs workers more than 9.5 percent of their pay. If the insurance is too costly, the worker will become eligible for Obamacare.”

    “The employer then would be charged by the government, up to $3,000 per full-time worker who receives Obamacare subsidies. But since legalized immigrants wouldn’t be eligible for Obamacare, their employers would not be fined for hiring them and not subsidizing their insurance coverage.”

    As an American citizen that has been out of work for any length of time, how would you feel if you knew that an employer hired a provisionally legal immigrant over you because it saved him money with Obamacare?

    Read more: http://godfatherpolitics.com/10476/obamacare-to-encourage-employers-to-hire-immigrants-over-citizens/#ixzz2TprR0tgy

  • http://twitter.com/DustyFae StarDust Dolittle

    When you boil all of this down, employers will reap up to $3,000 in savings by hiring an illegal, oops, I mean a provisionally legal immigrant over hiring a US citizen and this is how it works:

    “Employers who don’t offer insurance face fines based on full-time staffing levels, regardless of whether the workers are immigrants or U.S. citizens. However, employers who offer insurance can face fines if the coverage costs workers more than 9.5 percent of their pay. If the insurance is too costly, the worker will become eligible for Obamacare.”

    “The employer then would be charged by the government, up to $3,000 per full-time worker who receives Obamacare subsidies. But since legalized immigrants wouldn’t be eligible for Obamacare, their employers would not be fined for hiring them and not subsidizing their insurance coverage.”

    As an American citizen that has been out of work for any length of time, how would you feel if you knew that an employer hired a provisionally legal immigrant over you because it saved him money with Obamacare?

    Read more: http://godfatherpolitics.com/10476/obamacare-to-encourage-employers-to-hire-immigrants-over-citizens/#ixzz2TprR0tgy

  • SamRiddle

    There is such a thing as peacefully dissenting to this unlawful takeover of our health care… All we have to do is collectively refuse to participate, sixteen million people in this country are under employed, if another sixteen million refuse to participate in this farce they will be forced to shut it down… Don’t like the way the government is run, stop paying taxes, what are they going to do imprison half the country? Absolutely not, our prisons are bulging to capacity and beyond…

  • SamRiddle

    There is such a thing as peacefully dissenting to this unlawful takeover of our health care… All we have to do is collectively refuse to participate, sixteen million people in this country are under employed, if another sixteen million refuse to participate in this farce they will be forced to shut it down… Don’t like the way the government is run, stop paying taxes, what are they going to do imprison half the country? Absolutely not, our prisons are bulging to capacity and beyond…

  • SamRiddle

    There is such a thing as peacefully dissenting to this unlawful takeover of our health care… All we have to do is collectively refuse to participate, sixteen million people in this country are under employed, if another sixteen million refuse to participate in this farce they will be forced to shut it down… Don’t like the way the government is run, stop paying taxes, what are they going to do imprison half the country? Absolutely not, our prisons are bulging to capacity and beyond…

  • SamRiddle

    There is such a thing as peacefully dissenting to this unlawful takeover of our health care… All we have to do is collectively refuse to participate, sixteen million people in this country are under employed, if another sixteen million refuse to participate in this farce they will be forced to shut it down… Don’t like the way the government is run, stop paying taxes, what are they going to do imprison half the country? Absolutely not, our prisons are bulging to capacity and beyond…

  • Marlin208

    Congress better get it together before the next election and the Soros machine takes over. Just heard his organization will be not only be counting the votes but in more precincts too.
    The cheating will be through the roof and I can tell you now they will push every decent
    person out and put their crooked, lowlife dirtbag , clowns in there.
    Get rid of Obamacare once and for all. And why in the hell is some foreign company running out elections now? It is bizarro world.

  • Marlin208

    Congress better get it together before the next election and the Soros machine takes over. Just heard his organization will be not only be counting the votes but in more precincts too.
    The cheating will be through the roof and I can tell you now they will push every decent
    person out and put their crooked, lowlife dirtbag , clowns in there.
    Get rid of Obamacare once and for all. And why in the hell is some foreign company running out elections now? It is bizarro world.

  • Marlin208

    Congress better get it together before the next election and the Soros machine takes over. Just heard his organization will be not only be counting the votes but in more precincts too.
    The cheating will be through the roof and I can tell you now they will push every decent
    person out and put their crooked, lowlife dirtbag , clowns in there.
    Get rid of Obamacare once and for all. And why in the hell is some foreign company running out elections now? It is bizarro world.

  • Marlin208

    Congress better get it together before the next election and the Soros machine takes over. Just heard his organization will be not only be counting the votes but in more precincts too.
    The cheating will be through the roof and I can tell you now they will push every decent
    person out and put their crooked, lowlife dirtbag , clowns in there.
    Get rid of Obamacare once and for all. And why in the hell is some foreign company running out elections now? It is bizarro world.

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