Updated: Veterans covered under Section 1922 of health plan.
The new government definition for “Individual Responsibility” under the new health plan is whatever the government dictates that you shall do.
In this “plan,” if you do not maintain coverage for more than a calender month in any year after 2013, you will be “taxed” $750. After 2017, that amount will be adjusted to $750 times the cost-of-living adjustment. Since Obama has continued the work of Bush in destroying the U.S. Dollar, the cost-of-living will probably rise ten-fold by that time. You could be charged $7500 a month for not accepting Rationcare under this plan.
This is the most sinister point of the plan. If you do not register with your masters, you will be “taxed.” By the way, the “tax” does not apply to any medical plan. That is extra money in the government coffers. This means that, for those under the poverty level, you will register for the Public Option or be taxed.
This can certainly be construed as a “tax” on individuals making less that $250,000 a year because it is specifically called a tax. Obama said he would not raise taxes on individuals making less than $250,000 a year. Yet the red ink is dripping from his pen like the blood of American sovereignty waiting to be applied to this bill. Can you say, “You lie!”?
Earlier I reported that it appeared veterans benefits did not count a a health care plan. SEC. 1922. Covers protection under Veterans benefits. It appears that you have a qualifying health plan if you are a veteran.
Under Sec. 2236(f), there are certain exemptions allowed; for example, if affordable coverage is not available. But that is up to the discretion of the secretary as to what you can afford.
TITLE I–HEALTH CARE COVERAGE
Subtitle A–Insurance Market Reforms
SEC. 1001. INSURANCE MARKET REFORMS IN THE INDIVIDUAL AND SMALL GROUP MARKETS.
The Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 301 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:
`TITLE XXII–HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE
Subtitle D–Shared Responsibility
PART I–INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY
`(1) IN GENERAL- If an applicable individual fails to meet the requirement of subsection (a) for 1 or more months during any calendar year beginning after 2013, then, except as provided in subsection (d), there is hereby imposed a tax with respect to the individual in the amount determined under subsection (c).
`(A) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the applicable dollar amount is $750.
`(B) PHASE IN- The applicable dollar amount is $200 for 2014, $400 for 2015, and $600 for 2016.
`(C) INDEXING OF AMOUNT- In the case of any calendar year beginning after 2017, the applicable dollar amount shall be equal to $750, increased by an amount equal to–
`(i) $750, multiplied by
`(ii) the cost-of-living adjustment determined under section 1(f)(3) for the calendar year, determined by substituting `calendar year 2016′ for `calendar year 1992′ in subparagraph (B) thereof.
If the amount of any increase under clause (i) is not a multiple of $50, such increase shall be rounded to the next lowest multiple of $50.
`SEC. 2236. FUNCTIONS PERFORMED BY SECRETARY, STATES, AND EXCHANGES.
`(f) Certification of Exemption From Individual Responsibility Excise Tax – Subject to section 2238, the agreement shall establish procedures for–
`(1) granting a certification attesting that, for purposes of the individual responsibility excise tax under section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, an individual is exempt from the individual requirement or from the tax imposed by such section because–
`(A) there is no affordable qualified health benefits plan available through the exchange, or the individual’s employer, covering the individual; or
`(B) the individual meets the requirements for any other such exemption from the individual responsibility requirement or tax; and
`(2) transferring to the Secretary of the Treasury or the Secretary’s delegate a list of the individuals who are so exempt.
SEC. 1922. PROTECTION OF ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTH CARE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.
(a) Health Care Through Department of Veterans Affairs- Nothing is in this Act shall be construed to prohibit, limit, or otherwise penalize veterans and dependents eligible for health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from receiving timely access to quality health care in any facility of the Department or from any non-Department health care provider through which the Secretary provides health care.
(b) Health Care Through Department of Defense-
(1) IN GENERAL- Nothing is in this Act shall be construed to prohibit, limit, or otherwise penalize eligible beneficiaries from receiving timely access to quality health care in any military medical treatment facility or under the TRICARE program.
(2) DEFINITIONS- In this subsection:
(A) The term `eligible beneficiaries’ means covered beneficiaries (as defined in section 1072(5) of title 10, United States Code) for purposes of eligible for mental and dental care under chapter 55 of title 10, United States Code.
(B) The term `TRICARE program’ has the meaning given that term in section 1072(7) of title 10, United States Code.