Obamacare on the the ropes…

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February 15, 2017

Trump SignsHow much difference does a single line on a tax form make? For Obamacare’s individual mandate, the answer might be quite a lot.

Following President Donald Trump’s executive order instructing agencies to provide relief from the health law, the Internal Revenue Service appears to be taking a more lax approach to the coverage requirement.

The health law’s individual mandate requires everyone to either maintain qualifying health coverage or pay a tax penalty, known as a “shared responsibility payment.” The IRS was set to require filers to indicate whether they had maintained coverage in 2016 or paid the penalty by filling out line 61 on their form 1040s. Alternatively, they could claim exemption from the mandate by filing a form 8965.

For most filers, filling out line 61 would be mandatory. The IRS would not accept 1040s unless the coverage box was checked, or the shared responsibility payment noted, or the exemption form included. Otherwise they would be labeled “silent returns” and rejected.

Instead, however, filling out that line will be optional.

29 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Tiger says:

    Schucks second headline I misread and got excited about today. Thought it said: “Obama found on a Rope.”

    1. used_to_be_a_liberal says:

      lol, not yet!

  • justinwachin says:

    It’s time for the Obamacare scheme to be allowed to collapse under its own weight.

    1. Luannrleblanc says:

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    2. Heiditwade says:

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      1. Ramon1710 . says:

        Same chick’s face. Same marketing garbage. New fake name.

        1. The Redhawk says:

          all those Welfare CHiLLEN of AK lady.. the “ho of Alaska

          1. gvette says:

            LOL>..how you talk about that fine specimen of a liberal!!

          2. The Redhawk says:

            had to be said!

          3. gvette says:

            I was kidding with you!

          4. The Redhawk says:

            Got that! What else can be said about these NAZIS??
            and their Air Head “leaders”???

    3. The Redhawk says:

      I agree, if it weren’t that so many Americans could be Severely negatively Affected I’d let this TRAIN WRECK go to DERAIL IN FLAMES …. and having a replacement to go into effect the day it WRECKS>>. and add that to the Obama Legacy of TRAIN WRECKS!

  • Herschel Weintraub says:

    I trust that you are happy to take away healthcare from 10s of millions of your fellow Americans. How Christian of you.

    1. used_to_be_a_liberal says:

      Yes absolutely correct you are. Take away health care from 10’s of millions of “AMERICANS” Now let’s see, oh wait, 10’s of millions of Americans haven’t signed up for Obama Care, in-fact, less then 20 million have signed up for that thing.
      “Goldman Sachs estimates that total coverage under the ACA increased by 13 to 14 million last year and may have increased by another 4 million during the first five months of 2015, for a total coverage increase of 17 to 18 million combined. At a top line, this coincides with the figure from RAND, which estimated that there were 22.8 million newly insured people since the launch of the ACA. At the same time, 5.9 million people lost coverage. This comes out to a net gain of 16.9 million lives.”
      Does Obama Care have to go, yup, you bet it does. There are over 2000 pages in that thing, meaning-less, and convoluted. Much of that document is useless, as it is much more about controlling people’s lives then any real kind of health care.

      1. itsfun says:

        Liberals just can’t stand the facts and truth, so they result to name calling. Can’t blame them for that though as name calling
        is all they got.

      2. Herschel Weintraub says:

        You spout unverified figures that are unrelated to the conversation. Typical Trump supporter. Never respond to a question, just pivot to irrelevance.

        1. used_to_be_a_liberal says:

          LOL, you are a really funny guy. Please keep up the good, enlightened work.

    2. Ramon1710 . says:

      I hope you are happy to have a brain that doesn’t work, but a mouth that can’t help shooting itself off. How egotistic of you.

      1. Herschel Weintraub says:

        It appears that it is your brain that is not functioning.

  • Tiger says:

    Ropes Schmops, it is down the crapper and all that is left is the flushing.

    1. The Redhawk says:

      and a STRONG air FRESHENER!!

      1. Tiger says:

        Nothing can take the stench off this refuge.

        1. The Redhawk says:

          TWO STICKS of DYNO and a short Fuse???
          C-4 ??? to AERATE>

          1. Tiger says:

            Oh yeah forgot that, what a lovely sound that would be, music to the ears of every Patriot in this country.

          2. The Redhawk says:

            it also could cause more hEADS EXPLOSIONS

          3. Tiger says:

            LOLOLOLOLOLHHHHHHOOOOOOOOO Indeed like the Fourth of July Fireworks show Red, white and goo.

          4. The Redhawk says:

            OUR POTUS certainly LIT up the Press Today…Besides causing PRESSTITUTE heads to explode he left many with Singed Butts….More BUTTHEAL CREAM PLease!t
            And that old Goat Pelosi and Wacko Upc huck are sending for Mellon Head Cummings to DELIVER Gallons to ALL (D) Nazi party members

          5. Tiger says:

            They are having a fit and turning red, their heads are swirling around on their necks and they now are more on Russia and Russiangate than ever. They won’t stop until they are taken out.

          6. The Redhawk says:

            You know I got to make a correction tHey are not jUST the (D) Nazi party anymore…
            As of now they shall be Forever Known as the ” FREAKED OUT BUNCH OF MORONS OF THE (D) NAZI PARTY of Pelosi, and UPCHUCK and Mellon head Cummings their Water carrier

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