Congratulations and thank you to all the (primarily) young and all the ignorant people who voted for Obama due to the promise of free universal health care. Ya done bin had agin by yur own pre-programmed guilt and lack o’ inteligents!
It’s becoming more and more apparent that the Affordable Care Act is anything but affordable and it does little to provide care. In fact, due to the act, it is now very difficult for many people to get any health care. Some of those who believe they are insured are still finding that they are not…in spite of having paid premiums for 9-10 months now. Others claim that they cannot find a doctor that will treat them under the plan within 75 to 100 miles of their home. Yet others, say that they avoid going to the doctor because they cannot afford the copay required to meet their annual deductible after paying hundreds of dollars per month in premiums.
Just to round things out, it’s tax season and time to man up (or woman up) to the IRS. The same IRS that unreasonably and illegally wasted their budget and manpower harassing citizens complying with the laws, needs your dollars to continue doing their dastardly deeds. And, they intend to collect it.
If you accepted a premium tax credit to help pay for your health insurance, you may have been over credited. Even if healthcare.gov figured the credit – you owe the difference by April 15. Perhaps you were unemployed or underemployed and that status changed for the positive, you may owe the IRS. Maybe, because you didn’t pay a tax attorney hundreds or thousands of dollars to help you figure out the plan and premium you needed to keep you out of trouble, you chose the wrong one. You may now owe the IRS.
If, because you’re young and healthy, you opted not to participate in an “acceptable” health care plan, you could owe up to 1% of your total household income. Perhaps you didn’t work, but your wife or husband did. Let’s say you have one child and that, after taxes, the family income was in excess of $50,000. Ya gotta pony up. Forget about rent, food and mundane stuff like that. Your first obligation is now to the IRS. You voted for it, now it’s got you.
It is, and always was, about the government taking from those who have some. The government needs it to cover waste and ineptness. Even the very poor might be caught in this web of lies and deceit. Some of you received exemptions that were not to be or you didn’t use Medicaid when it was available to you. Or, there isn’t a doctor who accepts Medicaid payment available in your state or nearby area. Your Welfare, unemployment, or SNAP may be reduced until the overage is reclaimed.
At any rate, it’s now time to hire a good CPA to figure your taxes. It could save you from the fines and interest charged by the IRS for non-compliance. It could keep you out of handcuffs and a FEMA camp. Thanks to the ACA, the services of tax attorneys and CPAs are now affordable. NOT!
The good news for today is that the hundreds of thousands of “newcomers” invading our country over the past couple of years are covered. And, as an extra added bonus, they don’t have to file tax returns!