The insurance penalty — employers weigh obamacare fine instead of coverage local news d cypha electricity


Once again Zorro is a typical, blind spokes person for the tree hugger party. He simply fails to state that under Obamacare, if your employer has more than 50 employees, said employer will either HAVE to offer you insurance or pay a fine. The bottom line is, and silly little Zorro will never admit it, is that Obamacare was designed to make it cheaper for a "capitalist" company to accept a "fine" rather than offer their employees healthcare. It was intentionally designed to get more people dependent on a government program. This has been told all along AMD tree hugger like msnbc and Zorro all called it mis-information. Even now, with the interviews that this left leaning paper has done, die hard socialists like Zorro, STILL refuse to accept the obvious truth…..YOUR PRESIDENT AND TREE HUGGER PARTY HAS BEEN LYING TO YOU FROM THE BEGINNING!!!! You people were just to stupid and blind to listen to everyone else who tried to explain it to you. Even now, Zorro calls the report that the JT did "BS".

It’s ok Zorro" this is what YOU voted for….rejoice. You were a participant in the downfall of a great nation. A nation that was taken over by decadence and selfishnesh. This is what you wanted…now stop denying it. Be proud of your socialist ideology.

1. Hospital Insurance Tax. Beginning in 2013, Obamacare increases the Hospital Insurance (HI) portion of the payroll tax from 2.9 percent to 3.8 percent for families earning more than $250,000 a year and for single filers earning more than $200,000 annually. The increased HI tax is also applied to investment income for the first time. The 3.8 percent surtax on investment income is the most economically damaging tax in Obamacare. And these tax increases won?t remain just on families making more than $250,000 a year for long. As the JEC explains, this tax is not indexed to inflation: ?This means that in just 10 years from now, the so-called ?high-income? thresholds will have effectively ratcheted down to $152,000 and $190,000 in today?s dollars.? This tax increase amounts to $210 billion between 2013 and 2019.

2. Mandate Penalties. In 2014, Obamacare?s individual and employer mandates go into effect, forcing individuals to purchase coverage and employers to offer coverage to their workers. The penalties paid in association with these mandates are an estimated $65 billion between 2014 and 2019.

4. ?Cadillac? Tax. In 2018, Obamacare puts a new 40 percent excise tax on ?Cadillac? health plans, meaning plans that cost more than $10,200 for an individual and $27,500 for families. However, this tax is not indexed to medical inflation, causing it to eventually tax ?Honda? plans at this rate as well. The JEC points out that ?[t]he bulk of revenues from the ?Cadillac? tax would not be paid by platinum health insurance plans, but rather by employees who are forced to exchange tax-free health insurance benefits for taxable wages after employers reduce or eliminate health insurance.? This tax amounts to $32 billion in higher taxes in the first two years of its implementation.

5. Prescription Drug Fees. Since 2011, Obamacare has put an annual fee on manufacturers and importers of branded drugs based on each individual company?s share of the total market. Between 2011 and 2019, this will amount to a $27 billion tax increase.

7. Medical Device Tax. Beginning in 2013, Obamacare imposes a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device manufacturers. This will raise taxes on patients needing medical devices, who will ultimately pay the tax through higher prices, by $20 billion from 2013 to 2019.

8. Business Regulation Costs. Beginning in 2012, Obamacare raises corporate taxes through stricter enforcement, because businesses will be required to report more information on their business activities. This will raise taxes $17 billion from 2012 to 2019.

9. Reducing Medical Deductions. In 2013, Obamacare raises the floor on itemized medical deductions from 7.5 percent of adjusted gross income to 10 percent, meaning Americans must spend 2.5 percent more of their income before they get a medical deduction, costing $15 billion from 2013 to 2019.