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ObamaCare tax not
meeting revenue target because
companies not paying, audit finds

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/19/2014 4:56:56 PM

A government audit says an "ObamaCare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren´t paying it. The audit by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration says the Internal Revenue Service needs to do a better job policing the tax. To help pay for President Barack Obama´s health law, Congress enacted a 2.3 percent tax on the sale of medical devices used chiefly by doctors and hospitals, such as pacemakers and CT scan machines. The tax took effect in January 2013. For the first six months of that year, the IRS estimated it would collect $1.2 billion from the tax.

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0bamaCare is just a tax, but unable to substain itself. Meanwhile, the White House tries creative ways of taxing medical devices (unconstitutionally) to pay the difference. How long can the healthcare system run like this? Think 0bamacare not a political issue?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kofcfn, 8/19/2014 5:06:16 PM     (No. 9972363)

1. the missing 300 million would not come close to closing the gap.
2.The difference is patients that could not get coverage under obamacare or lost their doctors due to being cancelled.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 8/19/2014 5:21:52 PM     (No. 9972399)

Obama and the democrats tell us that Obamacare is good for us, but why one wonders, do all those that supported this monstrosity want to be exempted from it -- Congress, unions, insurance companies? And now, medical device companies are voluntarily not paying the tax.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: PapayaSF, 8/19/2014 5:33:51 PM     (No. 9972419)

Making health care more affordable by taxing medical devices: brilliant!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kofcfn, 8/19/2014 5:50:39 PM     (No. 9972440)

3. American taxalbe products being replaced by outsourced (foreign) non-taxable products

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FleetUSA, 8/19/2014 5:54:07 PM     (No. 9972446)

The simple reason is not tax evasion but very poor economic projections.

All taxpayers change their habits when taxes are levied and the CBO just never calculates for this.

Same thing happens when capital gains taxes are lowered the CBO projects one number and all the government types are stunned when taxes paid are significantly higher.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 8/19/2014 7:10:05 PM     (No. 9972539)

The bill did not start in the house of Representatives and so no tax can be included in it. The companies have no obligation to pay an illegal tax. My opinion.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ArthurDent, 8/19/2014 7:55:37 PM     (No. 9972605)

I am thankful that medical innovators are doing their best to keep my medical costs down. Taxes are not paid by companies, they are paid by their customers.


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