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Health bills could expand IRS role

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posted on Jan, 4 2010 @ 01:42 AM
Health Bills Could Expand IRS Role

Internal Revenue Service agents already try to catch tax cheats and moonshiners. Under the proposed health care legislation, they would get another assignment: checking to see whether Americans have health insurance.

The legislation would require most Americans to have health insurance and to prove it on their federal tax returns. Those who don't would pay a penalty to the IRS.

It is beyond me how anyone can support this legislation. Forced into a choice of further lining an extremely profitable corporate industry or the IRS. Does anyone really believe there is any "reform" in this Bill?

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 IRS."...

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!

posted on Jan, 4 2010 @ 10:06 PM
The only role the IRS should play is to give every taxpayer a 500 dollar a month tax credit or subsidy for insurance and a memo for each taxpayer to go out and buy the insurance they want or use it to cover the portion of the premium their employer doesn't.

Then all those idiots in DC have to do is to write a loser pays tort reform bill and some simple legislation banning insurance companies from denying coverage for pre-existing or developing conditions and to have no life-time limits.

This would satisfy most people.

They do not need thousands of pages to give a health care benefit to every taxpaying person/family.

Of course, they couldn't hide their billions of under the table deals in a more simple, one page bill.

posted on Jan, 4 2010 @ 10:24 PM
The same people who don't file income tax returns and live in the underground economy will be the same ones who dodge the health care tax. No big changes here.

As for the IRS the terrorists and kooks blow up buildings and planes and miss a target that most Americans wouldn't miss if it was gone. However, then they realize that the IRS is made of people who have families and are just trying to make a living and get along like everybody else.

That fact doesn't temper their distaste for taxes but it puts a human spin on them. My best,

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