It’s one of the lesser-known provisions in the so-called “Affordable” Care Act, but it’s having a major impact on charitable hospitals. Obamacare actually fines hospitals that provide free health services to the poor.
from Daily Caller:
Charitable hospitals that treat uninsured Americans will be subjected to new levels of scrutiny of their nonprofit status and could face sizable new fines under Obamacare.
A new provision in Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code, which takes effect under Obamacare, sets new standards of review and installs new financial penalties for tax-exempt charitable hospitals, which devote a minimum amount of their expenses to treat uninsured poor people. Approximately 60 percent of American hospitals are currently nonprofit.
Charity for the uninsured is one of the factors that could discourage enrollment in Obamacare, which requires all Americans to purchase health insurance or else face new taxes themselves from the IRS.
“It requires tax-exempt hospitals to do a community needs survey and file additional paperwork with the IRS every three years. This is to prove that the charitable hospital is still needed in their geographical area — ‘needed’ as defined by Obamacare and overseen by IRS bureaucrats,” said John Kartch, spokesman for Americans for Tax Reform.
Well, I plan to go to only places that refuse to do odumba care ! I don't want Obama care and I won't pay the higher fees or the fines .. The I.R.S. can go to hell !! Stay out of my health care ! I will go to court and fight for my constitutional and civil rights as an American !! This stuff is just communism !!
This entire BULLBLAMEACARE is not even legal. One of the main reasons is due to Nancy puppet peelosi's famous quote, "lets pass the bill first and then we can read what is in it." Also other reasons that Michelle Malkin came up with like when Olblamea changed things in his evil plan, after it was ramrodded through. I'm one of those rugged individuals who are blessed with good health. Even when I'm not feeling so good, I stay away from the Doctors offices, and hospitals. I'm uninsured, that is my misfortune for now. I keep saying that if they oblammacare plan is so great, then amend it, put it on the free market and let the consumers decide whether or not they want to subscribe. "Individual Mandate" is something that an illegal tinpot dictator/king like oblamea would do to people.
Obamacare is more about controlling every aspect of American society and less about providing health care. Under Obamacare providing charity (free medical services) to the poor is a crime and those guilty of this crime will be harshly punished. The poor are the ones that will suffer the most from this. Obamacare considers free medical service as competition and competition can not be tolerated in a Socialist state. Yes, America is being changed fundamentally. This is the biggest step towards Socialism in America ever.
I often wonder just who wrote this nasty piece of legislation? You can't write over 2000 pieces of communist bullshit in a day or two, but this obummercare seemed "shovel ready". Anybody got any info on this?
Vladimir, I think you have made a small error. You say, "The poor are the ones that will suffer the most from this". I think you are not taking into account the "subsidies".
The main reason Obama keeps asking us to "try it out" is because he has previous experience with giving out "free stuff". He knows that having all the "free stuff" is very addictive. The reason 50 million Americans are on food stamps is because Obama wants to give out as much "free stuff" as possible to create as much dependence upon the government as he can. He's looking for eventual "allegiance to the government" by the American people. Maybe not to HIM, but to the Democratic party.
I think that under Obamacare, the 47% of the people who Romney said would never vote for him because they never paid ANY federal taxes (because they were so poor and he Democrats would be giving them "free stuff for their votes"), are the same 47% who would qualify for the Federal subsidies under Obamacare. This means that the poor people would get free healthcare, or very low cost healthcare, because of the high rates the rest of Americans would be paying, to cover the subsidies to the poor.
This is why Obamacare will eventually collapse. It is definitely the Communist way to do things, and it is not the method of government that MOST Americans will ever accept.
Many folks seem to forget about those damn subsidies! Those subsidies are what Obama is counting on to create an "addiction". But what he may be forgetting is the reaction of the American people who have to cover the COST of those subsidies, once they figure out exactly WHO is providing the funds the government is using to pay for them.
Good point, Oren!
I am loading my guns as I speak. This is it people. Come on Matt McCleary, Sgt Elliot,Oren Long,everyone. let's roll. This is absolutely absurd. This basterd will give illegals everything and then do something like this. My congress rep better have a good set of ear plugs for my bitch fest I will be giving this morning.
Owning firearms is another thing that is included in the oblamacare 1300 plus pages. Hidden in there somewhere is making owning firearms "hazardous" to the well being of those around us. THE TINPOT DICTATOR/KING known as Oblamea will do anything to get our Constitutional Rights in his shredder.
Count me in. I have around 100 firearms, thousands of primers, bullets, brass, over 25 lbs of various powders, sitting next to a Dillon 550B reloading press, and can reload for most calibers of pistols and rifles.
Perhaps it's time to start "killing"the roots of this invasive species. Imagine a few untimely circumstances happening to a few of the chosen and blessed CZARs, or better yet it's time for shooting the "'RATS" in both houses. Either blood sacrifice seems in order here.
Will the "real America" ever be restored?
Remember, you have to pass it to find out what is in it.