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Fed1969  
#1 Posted : Thursday, March 29, 2012 12:52:10 PM(UTC)
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I heard a radio commentator speculate that if the Supreme Court stops Obamacare, Obama will replace it with a health care tax.  Does this make sense?
rabbitdog99  
#2 Posted : Friday, March 30, 2012 6:37:43 AM(UTC)
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Fed1969 wrote:
I heard a radio commentator speculate that if the Supreme Court stops Obamacare, Obama will replace it with a health care tax.  Does this make sense?
 
How would he get it past the Republican house?
Fed1969  
#3 Posted : Friday, March 30, 2012 7:41:45 AM(UTC)
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It would be a real challenge to get the Republicans to support a tax increase.
daves  
#4 Posted : Friday, March 30, 2012 11:10:07 AM(UTC)
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A lot of uninformed self proclaimed 'experts' out there speculating on what obama may or may not try 6 months from now. Ignore them.
yale80  
#5 Posted : Friday, March 30, 2012 7:17:36 PM(UTC)
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It is my understanding that the Supreme Court case could have been avoided if the approach by the government was that the mandate was a tax.   The penalty (for not having insurance) will be paid on your federal income tax and any credits for paying premiums would be on your federal income tax.  However, the government did not want this referred to as a tax.   Thus, the solicitor for the government did not argue the case as if this was a tax (but he could have).  Once the Supreme Court rules; you cannot go back and re-argue.  

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