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Obamacare strikes gain: New
limits on Flexible Spending
Accounts coming Jan. 1

Human Events, by Neil W. McCabe

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 10/15/2012 1:37:07 PM

The chairman of the Congressional Health Care Caucus decried new limits on Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts as another example of President Barack Obama’s health care reforms hurting regular people. These accounts allow people to pay for eligible expenses with pre-tax dollars and can be applied to certain health care, dependent care and work-related parking and transit costs. “As people find out that a tool that they had to use to lower their health care costs—and they’re losing a part of it, I suspect people are going to be fairly disgruntled,” said Rep. Michael C. Burgess (R-Texas),

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Every time I read stories like this my blood pressure spikes. Then I get angry all over again with John Roberts.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: curious1, 10/15/2012 1:43:43 PM     (No. 8934767)

But thanks to John Roberts, on Jan 21, 2013, it only takes 51 votes in the senate to kill Obamacare, since it has been declared a tax..

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 10/15/2012 2:00:34 PM     (No. 8934818)

But, you must understand. All the money is the governments, and they get to decide how much of it you get to keep. And you must thank THEM for any money they allow you to keep and THEY get to tell you that YOU don't pay enough taxes.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 10/15/2012 2:09:01 PM     (No. 8934839)

Surprise - you will be paying more taxes. Possibly a lot more - depending on how much of a deduction you are losing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 10/15/2012 2:13:51 PM     (No. 8934852)

The limit on Flexible Spending Accounts is the first direct hit I have taken as a result of Obamacare (that I am aware of). I am sure I will take other hits if Obamacare is implemented. Not that I have voted or will vote for Stinky.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: hooter, 10/15/2012 2:36:20 PM     (No. 8934904)

#4 I you didn't see an increase in premiums and deductible by 20-30% last year, please send name of your insurer. This increase was due to Obamacare demands that pre-exisiting conditions be covered along with 26 year old adult child being covered under parents.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 10/15/2012 2:57:30 PM     (No. 8934969)

Who thought "fundamentaly change" meant screwing you

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