The Daily Bret: Why is ObamaCare a tax?
Answering your health care questions
- Duration 4:54
- Date Jun 29, 2012
Answering your health care questions
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Everybody happy Friday -- what a week here in Washington.
Yesterday it was a big day obviously news wise.
And we're still really digesting all of the information coming out of the Supreme Court ruling.
We'll have many reports Jim Angle with a look at the way forward in implementation.
-- -- answer some questions.
From FaceBook and Twitter.
Trudy writes what kind of impacts will be seen in the near future with the implementation.
Of health care after the Supreme Court ruling.
Trudy were going to get into that tonight.
One of the things is is that.
Now that it's attacks.
Does that change any thing Jim Angle is going to look into that and what it means for the IRS.
That has been bulking up.
And what about enforcement if someone decides they don't want to have health care how how does this penalty this tax.
Yet let me.
If let's say somebody doesn't file.
Or doesn't pay federal income taxes.
You know 47%.
The country doesn't.
How does this all get done -- we're going to get into that tonight.
Obamacare mandate passed as it acts.
Obama -- initiated in the senate since tax proposals.
Must start in the house is this legal.
Terry that's a great question and you write the constitution says that any tax provision has to start in the house representatives.
Technically this didn't start in the house Ways and Means Committee but.
It was a house bill at the beginning in what the senate did.
He is senator Reid took a bill from the house.
And used it as what's called shell.
-- the senate health care provision so it's been done before both parties have done it but of the vessel in which the senate health care.
Bill moved forward was a piece of house legislation.
And that's basically had they've gotten round.
Says what is a future for religious institutions.
And the HHS mandate now that obamacare has been upheld well as it stands now all remains the same.
And this is the same kind of mandates in.
Stipulations that the HHS has put on Catholic institutions particularly.
And there is a big uproar about that and how what it happened what happens politically is really -- question.
Now I you know there were some who looked at that as if the Supreme Court had -- it down that a lot of that uproar from the Catholic Church.
And all of the organizations that that it runs hospitals and schools and that sort of thing.
About the contraception mandate.
Would have gone why this is not the case so politically could have a big impact.
Alexander but right now as far as logistically nothing nothing changes.
With Williams Obama and congress insisted obamacare was not attacks wadded this Supreme Court change it -- attacks.
I think that's a good question -- brings going to get -- John Roberts.
And the possibility that his vote changed.
Even late in the process.
And some of the behind the scenes channel had that story one more thing.
Air Force One today.
Is it attacks -- now the administration believe it's taxes the Supreme Court has ruled.
A Jay Carney didn't answer -- first numerous times saying call it what you want.
Then pressed finally he said it's a penalty.
It's a choice taxes you don't have -- choice you have a choice here if you don't buy health insurance and you can afford it that's an irresponsible thing.
And year it.
You face a penalty.
He said it only affects 1%.
Of the American population according to the Congressional Budget Office and -- was modeled after governor Romney's.
Bill and law in -- -- so.
That's the beginning of where we're going to be with the administration President Obama Ed Henry we'll have that.
So we're going to wrap everything up tonight C at 6 PM special guests on the panel John Stossel.
We'll be here from the end we hope to see you and after that make a great weekend I'm off all next week John Roberts is in chair.
For me have a great fourth of July.
And -- see -- the following week.