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When is a fee not a fee?
When it is an ObamaCare tax

American Thinker, by Staff

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Posted By:ScarletPimpernel, 1/24/2014 8:48:32 AM

A reader who requests anonymity sent in this account of her investigation into a curious asterisk on her health care insurance bill. I am one of the people who actually is able to "keep" my previous plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) after I was "cancelled" and then told I could actually keep it. That being said, here is another little gem that was buried in ObamaCare. When my most recent bill (premium due) arrived from BCBSIL, there was an asterisk and an "explanation":

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 1/24/2014 9:15:33 AM     (No. 9703899)

THIS is the type of information that should be shouted to America, NOT the problems of the website. All the evils of the plan itself are be buried by the politicians and their biggest allies...the Useless Media.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/24/2014 9:24:21 AM     (No. 9703912)

This is a federal tax and since all tax bills must originate in the House and zippycare originated in the Senate, can this be taken to the SCOTUS?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: right-turn, 1/24/2014 9:27:30 AM     (No. 9703917)

The media is too busy with bridge traffic to notice that this administration and dupes in congress are grabbing money from anyone not on ´the dole´ and having the rest of us pay their keep.
Maybe they don´t want the irs after their butts.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/24/2014 9:48:54 AM     (No. 9703968)

It matters not what label the Libs put on it, it is pure theft any way it´s said!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: HPmatt, 1/24/2014 10:46:23 AM     (No. 9704051)

From all sentient Americans I just want to extend my debt of gratitude to
Chief Justice John Roberts, his partents, his family, the religious instructors, his college and law professors that brought him up
-to honor truth and justice
-reverence for American tradition and history
-understanding of English common law that underpins the US legal system
-understanding and belief in the US Constitution and the Declaration of Independence and the States ratifying conventions that debated the meanings of the Constitution and the need for the Bill of Rights

and then in 2013 this man and his colleagues suspended all of the above to bring us where we are today.

G-d Bless you faithful servant and may you enjoy your just desserts when you reach hell - not the one you have created here on earth.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: enuf8, 1/24/2014 12:15:21 PM     (No. 9704184)

# 2 - Boehner was given this gift of "TAX" instead of a fee by Justice Roberts but he refused to do anything at the time. Yes, Reid took a bill number from another bill and applied it to obamacare with it originating in the Senate.

I assumed at the time Roberts considered it a Tax was to keep the Supremes from being blamed for shutting down obamacare and that the House would raise the issue of the origination of a tax. Boehner has failed us WAY TOO MANY TIMES.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/24/2014 5:48:19 PM     (No. 9704595)

As soon as these taxes are levied and paid you can bet that this whole concept will end up in court, as if these federal taxes were not passed out of the US Congress constitutionally they are invalid.

Just the fact that people living in different States are being taxed at different rates by the Feds indicates a looming legal problem.

What happens when people who are insured under Obamacare take a trip out of their home State, say people who reside in Minnesota, who take a trip to Florida for the winter, do they have to take out two different Obamacare policies? I don´t think that will fly for very long.

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