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Who´s paying the new
Obamacare tax? You

Kaiser Health News / USA Today, by Phil Galewitz

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Posted By:PageTurner, 8/30/2014 7:22:19 PM

When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, it required health insurers, hospitals, device makers and pharmaceutical companies to share in the cost because they would get a windfall of new, paying customers. But with an $8 billion tax on insurers due Sept. 30 — the first time the new tax is being collected — the industry is getting help from an unlikely source: taxpayers. States and the federal government will spend at least $700 million this year to pay the tax for their Medicaid health plans. The three dozen states that use Medicaid managed-care plans will give those insurers more money to

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All that free health care - here it is - and it´s a nightmarish new tax. More finding out ´what´s in it.´

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: agrunt, 8/30/2014 7:40:06 PM     (No. 9987670)

Well what a surprise! When will folks wake up? The end user always pays for the product -- that includes the tax the government places on the product.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ribicon, 8/30/2014 9:09:22 PM     (No. 9987734)

Too bad the GOP standard-bearer in 2012 was also fully on board with compulsory purchase of health insurance, thus removing this fiendish thing from all debate.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: curious1, 8/30/2014 10:23:21 PM     (No. 9987793)

But where´s the windfall of new, paying customers? Based on the very, very sparse reports about O´tard care coming out these days, there are FEWER people insured than when O´tard care started up. And our population has increased during that period, so that´s saying something!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/31/2014 5:13:15 AM     (No. 9987910)

BarryCare is nothing more than a gargantuan tax on the working person. Vote for a demonrat and get more taxes until the breaking point is reached and it makes more sense to go on welfare and get everything for free.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: KatieJo, 8/31/2014 6:45:03 AM     (No. 9987947)

FTA: "But with an $8 billion tax on insurers due Sept. 30 — the first time the new tax is being collected — the industry is getting help from an unlikely source: taxpayers"

I don´t understand how anyone could write that sentence with a straight face. Taxpayers are an "unlikely source" for taxes?

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