posted on Jan, 4 2010 @ 04:50 AM
..."Friday, August 14, 2009
IRS The New Health Care Enforcer
People often joke that government-run health care will have the efficiency of the motor vehicle department, and the compassion of the Internal Revenue
Service. This joke will become reality if present Democratic health restructuring proposals are enacted.
...Under both the House and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee bills released to the public, the Internal Revenue Service
will play a key role in monitoring and enforcing health care mandates against individual taxpayers. Yet the introduction of the IRS into the health
care system has received scant attention.
...The Senate bill imposes a new requirement that all persons who provide health care coverage to others must file a return with the IRS listing the
names, addresses, social security numbers, and the coverage period for each person, and "such other information as the Secretary [of Health and Human
Services] may prescribe." (Section 161(b) starting at page 107). The bill does not limit what information the Secretary may request, so it is
conceivable and likely that information as to the nature of the coverage, the family members included, and other details will be reported to the
Yes,it's going to play a bigger role,to be sure.
To make sure they get the "transperancy" they talked about.
Only instead of them being accountable to us,it's the other way around!