Compulsory health care paymemnts for expats?

cabrera

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Nancy Pelosi and Obama Dictatorship in action........

At a time when 90 per cent of US children will live from foodstamps at some point in their lives, and when there are an estimated 40 million people who are homeless because of home foreclosures by banks, the US government is telling people to buy a health policy to line the pockets of big pharma or face fines of up to 250,000 USD or five years in gaol.

House Committee On Ways & Means Republicans
November 7, 2009
Today, Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp (R-MI) released a letter from the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) confirming that the failure to comply with the individual mandate to buy health insurance contained in the Pelosi health care bill (H.R. 3962, as amended) could land people in jail. The JCT letter makes clear that Americans who do not maintain “acceptable health insurance coverage” and who choose not to pay the bill’s new individual mandate tax (generally 2.5% of income), are subject to numerous civil and criminal penalties, including criminal fines of up to $250,000 and imprisonment of up to five years.
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In response to the JCT letter, Camp said: “This is the ultimate example of the Democrats’ command-and-control style of governing – buy what we tell you or go to jail. It is outrageous and it should be stopped immediately.”
Key excerpts from the JCT letter appear below:
H.R. 3962 provides that an individual (or a husband and wife in the case of a joint return) who does not, at any time during the taxable year, maintain acceptable health insurance coverage for himself or herself and each of his or her qualifying children is subject to an additional tax.” [page 1]
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If the government determines that the taxpayer’s unpaid tax liability results from willful behavior, the following penalties could apply…” [page 2]
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Criminal penalties
Prosecution is authorized under the Code for a variety of offenses. Depending on the level of the noncompliance, the following penalties could apply to an individual:
• Section 7203 – misdemeanor willful failure to pay is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000 and/or imprisonment of up to one year.
• Section 7201 – felony willful evasion is punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment of up to five years.” [page 3]
When confronted with this same issue during its consideration of a similar individual mandate tax, the Senate Finance Committee worked on a bipartisan basis to include language in its bill that shielded Americans from civil and criminal penalties. The Pelosi bill, however, contains no similar language protecting American citizens from civil and criminal tax penalties that could include a $250,000 fine and five years in jail.
“The Senate Finance Committee had the good sense to eliminate the extreme penalty of incarceration. Speaker Pelosi’s decision to leave in the jail time provision is a threat to every family who cannot afford the $15,000 premium her plan creates. Fortunately, Republicans have an alternative that will lower health insurance costs without raising taxes or cutting Medicare,” said Camp.
According to the Congressional Budget Office the lowest cost family non-group plan under the Speaker’s bill would cost $15,000 in 2016.
 

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cabrera said:
Nancy Pelosi and Obama Dictatorship in action........

At a time when 90 per cent of US children will live from foodstamps at some point in their lives, and when there are an estimated 40 million people who are homeless because of home foreclosures by banks, the US government is telling people to buy a health policy to line the pockets of big pharma or face fines of up to 250,000 USD or five years in gaol.

While I appreciate your post regarding the outrageous "provisions" of the HR 3962, I think the numbers you cited are inaccurate. It is estimated that 1.5 million (that's just over forty percent) of the 3.5 million homeless people in the US are children.

http://www.inteldaily.com/news/173/ARTICLE/9509/2009-02-02.html

There are certainly not 40 million homeless people in the US.

I did some additional research and found a claim that "90 percent of black children will be clients of the national Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps) at least once by the time they turn 20."

Source: http://smartpei.typepad.com/robert_...food-stamps-poverty-in-america-changeorg.html
 

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The plan going to the Senate is DOA. The US Congress, a cesspool of liars, thieves, inside traders, traitors, drunks, criminals, and other low level swine who, as individuals will do anything to enhance their lives, fortunes and power, all at the expense of the People of the USA and its Constitution, in order to be continually re-elected will be pumped out when we go to the polls in November 2010. This is what everyone is saying.
 

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I have no problem paying if they cover my health care in Argentina; if not, then they can come and find me because I won't pay for something that doesn't cover me where I live.

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