Carol, Carol, Carol I'm really trying to be patient with you this morning but it's you that's obviously out of the loop. There's a difference between determining if you have coverage and if that coverage conforms to the minimum standards required by law and personal medical information. The IRS doesn't need to know your medical history and doesn't want to; it's irrelevant to their function.<quoted text>
Must you always prove how out of the loop you are to protect your bubble of denial?
Obamacare has granted the IRS massive new authority to implement this complex and bureaucratic tax law.
Out of the 47 provisions the IRS is responsible for, at least 42 amend the IRS Code, according to the Treasury general.
All insurance companies are required to report to the IRS the name, address, identification number, and type of policy purchased by every customer to determine whether the insurance was “government-approved” and comply with Obamacare’s individual mandate.
In other words, the IRS will receive massive amounts of personal health information from virtually all Americans.
The Government Accountability Office estimated that the IRS would spend $881 million on implementing the law from 2010 through 2013 and would spend more than half a billion dollars from an Obamacare implementation “slush fund.”
The IRS will need nearly 1,954 full-time employees to work on the law’s implementation.
If that's not overseeing, I don't know what is.
I'm going to be generous and say that you've been misinformed about the cost to implement the ACA. The CBO has estimated that it will cost $8 to 10 billion over the next ten years to implement the law not the absurd $881 billion you stated. By the way Carol the government shut down cost the economy $24 billion and that was just for 11 days; $ 8 to 10 billion over ten years is chump change by comparison.
If the IRS needs additional employees to implement the law, so what? These are decent paying jobs and these people will cash their paychecks and spend the money stimulating the economy.
Give it up Carol, the ACA is here to stay. It might need some tweaks and nut tightening but it's not going to be repealed or defunded.