No free ride: Two-thirds of Obamacare recipients had to repay subsidies to IRS

Most filers who received government subsidies to buy Obamacare plans had to pay money back to the IRS this year, according to an H&R Block analysis released Monday that looks at the health law’s first full tax season.

The tax-prep giant studied its own massive customer base and concluded that two-thirds of its filers who got subsidies from Obamacare were overpaid during the course of the year, and owed money back to the IRS on the April 15 deadline.

They repaid $729 on average, cutting the average refund by about a third.

Under the original terms of the Affordable Care Act they would have been capped at repayments of just $250, but Congress went back and lifted those caps, ensuring that the government could “claw back” most of the overpayments, and saving billions of dollars that have gone to other government priorities.

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Maybe more pain will wake people up.

smoke and mirror bullshiite from fuehrer oblahblah!!!!!

Bob,

There is more than one fuehrer. They all act like one. Congressman and senators on both sides just say "we'll take your comments". We have no where to go for relief. The confirmation of Loretta Lynch/Hitlary running around for prez/Lois Lerner still free/etc. All proof there is only one option.

A "tax" must originate in the house of representatives, not the white house. The stupreme court can't legislate a tax from the bench, strike two. "If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor", "if you like your plan, you can keep your plan", If any part of an agreement is fraudulent the whole agreement is void. Strike three. "no laws may interfere with the obligation of contracts" Strike four. Obama is not a "sitting pResident" a fraud can't be pResident, if he falsifies documents to get on the ballot, that's called "election fraud". Add to that, wire fraud, mail fraud, campaign fraud, using forged documents for gain, etc.

all true

joebanana-

I asked Ted Cruz's office about the supreme court levying a tax and that obamacare can be repealed and trashed on that simple fact. 

They told me they can't answer my question and if the IRS comes for me I will have to figure it out.

so Cruz is like the rest. No real courage to answer with the truth. Call em up and ask "Mr. Constitutional" himself. Jeb Hensarling says it's "how you interpret it". now who in the hell does that sound like. LIBERALS

Ha, ha, ha...................we told you so!!!

Imagine that all of Obama's words were lies. These koolaid drinkers will never see the light of day.

Too bad the cost wasn't higher to the people. Maybe they would then wake up and see what Obama and all his cronies really are. AHOLES who need to GOOOOOO BYE BYE

NO, the poor will be told it was those mean Republicans that changed the law .... resulting in their refund and earned income checks being smaller.  They will be told to elect more Democrats if they want to correct the problem and return to full refunds in 2016.

DOES ANYONE , OTHER THAN GRUBER HIMSELF , EVEN UNDERSTAND WHAT COMMIECARE IS REALLY ABOUT ? TRUE , ITS ABOUT CONTROl , BUT BEYOND THAT , WHAT DOES IT DO ?

No, these people are 'brain dead'.  They will blame the GOP Congress for making this happen.  You know the Messiah never has to take responsibility for anything.

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TOTAL BULLSHIT!: Trump Goes Off On Mueller Report, People Who ‘Take So-Called Notes'

After a 22-month investigation — with 2,800 subpoenas, 500 witnesses and 500 search warrants, which generated thousands of pages of information, all costing upwards of $30 million — the media boiled it all down to two words: “I’m fucked.”

The media, toeing the line for Hillary Clinton — who, after her shocking and humiliating loss decided that she needed someone or something to blame and pointed a crooked finger at Russia — decided that President Trump all but admitted his alleged crimes with those two words.

In his report revealed on Thursday, Robert Mueller described a scene in the Oval Office that allegedly took place right after he was appointed special counsel and charged with investigating allegations that Trump or his campaign minions colluded with Russia to alter the outcome of the 2020 election.

“Oh my God,” the president told then Attorney General Jeff Sessions, according to the report. “This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I’m fucked.” The interaction was recorded in notes taken by Session’s chief of staff, Jody Hunt.

Many media outlets did not include the context, which was plainly spoken by Trump at the same time. “Everyone tells me if you get one of these independent counsels it ruins your presidency,” Trump said. “It takes years and years and I won’t be able to do anything. This is the worst thing that ever happened to me.”

Luckily for America, he has been able to work through it all, returning the economy to its past glory, achieving record lows in unemployment, and much more.

Now, Trump is taking aim at “people that take so-called ‘notes.’ “

“Statements are made about me by certain people in the Crazy Mueller Report, in itself written by 18 Angry Democrat Trump Haters, which are fabricated & totally untrue. Watch out for people that take so-called ‘notes, when the notes never existed until needed. Because I never….” Trump wrote Friday morning on Twitter.

Donald J. Trump    realDonaldTrump

Statements are made about me by certain people in the Crazy Mueller Report, in itself written by 18 Angry Democrat Trump Haters, which are fabricated & totally untrue. Watch out for people that take so-called “notes,” when the notes never existed until needed. Because I never....

Trump got worked up after that, calling some tales told in the report “total bullshit.”

“[I]t was not necessary for me to respond to statements made in the ‘Report’ about me, some of which are total bullshit & only given to make the other person look good (or me to look bad). This was an Illegally Started Hoax that never should have happened,” he wrote.

Donald J. Trump   realDonaldTrump

Late Thursday night, Trump also praised Wall Street Journal opinion writer Kimberley Strassel, saying she “should get the Pulitzer. She is a treasure (and I don’t know her) who correctly called the Russia Hoax right from the start! Others who were soooo wrong will get the Prize. Fake News!”

Donald J. Trump    realDonaldTrump

Kimberley Strassel should get the Pulitzer. She is a treasure (and I don’t know her) who correctly called the Russia Hoax right from the start! Others who were soooo wrong will get the Prize. Fake News!

Kimberley Strassel    @KimStrassel

Jump to "where the Mueller team lists its 'prosecution and declination' decisions . . . try not to picture Mueller 'pit bull' prosecutor Andrew Weissmann collapsed under mountains of federal statutes after his two-year hunt to find one that applied."

In a tweet on Thursday, Strassel perfectly summed up the contents of the Mueller report.

“1) What is in the Mueller report: –endless, unrevealing details of inconsequential interaction between trump folks and Russians. –remarkable details about the many and varied statutes the SC [special counsel] nonetheless debated using to tie someone up for something on the Russia front,” she wrote.

Kimberley Strassel    @KimStrassel

1) What is in the Mueller report:
--endless, unrevealing details of inconsequential interaction between trump folks and Russians.
--remarkable details about the many and varied statutes the SC nonetheless debated using to tie someone up for something on the Russia front

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