Repeal the Mandate Tax and Get Health Care Right

16,216 Letters and Emails Sent So Far Repeal the Mandate Tax and Get Health Care Right

The United States Supreme Court ignored the entire legislative history of the president's health care law, dozens of public promises from the president himself and supporters in Congress who insisted the mandate was not a tax, a 20-page explanation in the law itself, and several longstanding precedents on the distinction between taxes and penalties.

They did that to rule that the mandate at the heart of the president's health care law is actually a tax on the middle class after all.  A tax on people who can't afford the expensive health insurance the government wants them to buy, or have ideological or religious reasons they would prefer not to buy such health insurance.

According to the Wall Street Journal: "It is now undeniable that Mr. Obama has imposed the largest tax increase in history on the middle class. Individuals who don't buy insurance will have to pay several hundred dollars, depending on income. The Congressional Budget Office says that 76% of those who pay the mandate tax will make less than 500% of the federal poverty level, estimated to be $24,000 for a family of four in 2016. That means 76% of the payers will earn less than $120,000 a year."

That's wrong.  The president's promise not to tax the middle class has been exposed as deception at the very heart of his health care law.  Now Congress must repeal the law and pass real health care reform that empowers patients and doctors and doesn't rely on a dishonest mandate tax.

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Kill this mandate which is unconstitutional and Socialist. I don't care liberals say it isn' is. $800 a month per person for insurance (bad insurance) I DO NOT WANT is not democratic. I do not want to pay for YOUR problems.
This mandate is essentially black mail and it's sad that the government thinks it can force the healthy to buy something we don't need
The american goverment doesnt look out for the best interest of its citizens; they look out for themselves
I feel like I am living a real life nightmare. How can the government betray the American people like this.
I could pay $300 a month for insurance, or pay penalty which is, for me, 3 times that. Mexico has universal healthcare, MEXICO!
Family insurance for $600 per month!! So your telling to not pay my mortgage ($700) in order to have health insurance. Last year our family went to the doctor 4 times all year (including son's broken hand) with no insurance coverage!! I paid full price for Dr. and Medicine for a grand total of $500 (including x-rays and cast )vs. $7,200 i would have paid with health insurance!!!!! This makes total sense!(sarcasm) I did not have insurance for family last year and $860 were stolen from me by ACA!!!!! I work hard and have a lot of student loans and I am barely getting by because of Obamas fault. He give to the people that don't give a crap and reap in all the benefits! UNFAIR!!!!!
If I can't afford the insurance, I can't afford the tax...
My refund for 2016 should be 583 but thanks to ACA, there is a 325 reduction to 258. I will not file Federal Taxes until the mandate is repealed. I will increase my deductions until I owe and I will never pay a penalty / tax enforced by ACA. I choose what I buy, and I chose not to buy insurance.
The mandate is illegal (unconstitutional) and needs to be eliminated. It is not the Governments role to force Americans to purchase something or get fined. I take care of my own insurance and pay out of my own pocket as needed. I take responsibility for myself. When is this President going to take responsibility? I work hard for the money I make and pay taxes on that. Now Obama says get health insurance or we will take whatever additional money we want out of your pocket. This mandate opens the door to additional Government over reach. This is no different than someone walking up to you on the street and demanding money from you. It is just legal robbery.
Why should I have to pay a fee for not having healthcare I can't afford? This is the main thing I don't like about the Affordable Healthcare Act.