FEDERAL LAW: You Do NOT Have To Enroll In Obamacare

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January 13, 2014 1:39pm PST

A new law has come to light that restricts the government from forcing you to participate in government mandated healthcare. Not only this, but the law restricts the government from financially penalizing you if you do not enroll.

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The portion of the law relevant to Obama’s illegalities reads:

No individual, company, business, nonprofit entity, or health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage shall be required to participate in any Federal health insurance program created under this Act (or any amendments made by this Act), or in any Federal health insurance program expanded by this Act (or any such amendments), and there shall be no penalty or fine imposed upon any such issuer for choosing not to participate in such programs.~ 42 USC § 18115 – Freedom not to participate in Federal health insurance programs

So in short, “No individual… shall be required to participate in any Federal health insurance.”  In other words those who do not wish to enroll in Obamacare, now not only have the right to do so, but the legal means to back up their actions.

So what does this mean for those that don’t enroll? We have already heard that Obama is going to fine those that don’t comply with his legacy.  It seems our Commander-in-Chief has been a little more devious in the matter making sure that, in some way, you will be punished.

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An attendee asked Democrat Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in a town hall meeting, “who gave you the right or the authority to determine whether or not I have to purchase health care?”  Sadly though, she revealed something a little more troubling that a simple, “no one.”

Schultz stated:

We actually have not required in this law that you carry health insurance. Let me explain what we did: What we did is that, just like when you’re treated, that we categorize you differently in terms of your tax return when you’re married versus single, just like we categorize you differently when you are a homeowner versus someone who doesn’t own a home, just like we categorize you differently when you have children versus not having children — what we are doing is you will be in a different tax status if you carry insurance versus not carrying health insurance. So you can feel free to choose not to carry health insurance. That’s just going to be reflected in the tax category that you’re in on your tax return. But there is no requirement in this law that you must carry health insurance.

This means that everyone that does not comply with enrolling in Obamacare is still going to be fined, just not in a formal letter through the mail. They are going to do it through your taxes.  So instead of getting every penny back that you deserve, Obama is going to dip his greedy little fingers in a take a chunk for himself. Why? For no other reason than the fact that you didn’t sign up for his health insurance.

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Unfortunately for us, the government’s legal team is unlimited, both time wise and financially, so legal debate on the matter will surely span over the years.

So what do you guys think—will Federal Courts stand up to Obama and uphold the law, or will they allow him to tax the non-insured more as it really isn’t a “penalty” per say?  Let us know what you think in a comment below!

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