Category Archives: mandatory insurance

ObamaCare’s Secret Mandate Exemption

From the WSJ: ObamaCare‘s implementers continue to roam the battlefield and shoot their own wounded, and the latest casualty is the core of the Affordable Care Act—the individual mandate. To wit, last week the Administration quietly excused millions of people … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Delays Individual Mandate for People Whose Insurance Policies Were Canceled

it’s hard to justify offering this exemption to the previously insured but not to those who were previously uninsured. A person’s plan is canceled, and as a result that person is not subject to the mandate. But if that person was not insured this year, a person who is otherwise exactly the same is subject to the fine? Good luck selling that one. Continue reading

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How Much Is The Obamacare Mandate Going To Cost You? – Forbes

At Forbes.com, Grace-Marie Turner outlines the income-dependent penalties (“taxes”) for not buying a legal medical insurance policy. Continue reading

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Can the IRS Can Use Liens and Incarceration to Enforce ObamaCare’s Individual Mandate?

“But, money being fungible, the IRS may simply deem my first $1,000 of income-tax withholding to be payment of that penalty,” & use all its intimidation power to collect the $1000 or real tax owed. Continue reading

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Dave Kopel Explains SCOTUS ObamaCare Decision

Host Jon Caldara is joined by Dave Kopel, constitutional law professor and attorney of record for two (count ‘em, two) Independence Institute amicus briefs in the Obamacare Supreme Court case, to dissect and explain the court’s rulings on the controversial health care law. Continue reading

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Dave Kopel Responds to ObamaCare Decision

The Court’s decision against the Medicaid mandate means that Colorado has the right to choose whether or not to drastically expand state spending on Medicaid; Congress cannot coerce Coloradans to do so. Continue reading

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The dubious policy assumptions behind ObamaCare’s legal defense

ObamaCare’s legal defense relies as much on policy arguments—about the nature of uncompensated medical care, the role of Medicaid, and the interaction of the law’s various provisions—as it does on constitutional reasoning. But the policy case is just as dubious as the constitutional one. Continue reading

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Thomas Sowell: Obama lies about Supreme Court & health care

“There is no way that Barack Obama has never heard of it or really believes it to be “unprecedented” after two centuries of countless precedents. In short, he is simply lying.” Continue reading

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Memo to Justice Kagan: Taxes Are Coercive

Apparently Justice Elena Kagan is oblivious to the obvious fact that taxes are coercive, in that they forcibly take wealth away from the owners of that wealth and give it to others. Continue reading

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Supreme Court & Health Care: Force Begets Force Under Health Mandates

At issue is whether the federal government may force people to purchase health insurance. The arguments demonstrate that the mandate is a response to the problems created by other government controls of health care and insurance. Continue reading

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