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The IRS, Obamacare, and You: The Complexity

Posted By Chris Jacobs On May 29, 2013 @ 4:58 pm In Obamacare | Comments Disabled

The many federal bureaucrats working on Obamacare implementation [1] within the IRS stand at the center of an intricate web [2] of government and regulation that will ensnare all Americans in its grasp.

Irs+obamacare+you_black [3]

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) last year released a report [4] with a chart showing all the bureaucratic offices and divisions within the IRS charged with carrying out Obamacare. Nowhere in the chart do the words doctor or patient appear—as clear a sign as any that Obamacare is not about health care; it’s about government power [5]. And heading up this entire effort [6] has been Sarah Hall Ingram, the same official previously in charge of the IRS unit that subjected conservative groups to additional scrutiny for their political beliefs.

HCchart [7]

The GAO made clear the extent of the IRS’s involvement with Obamacare:

The Internal Revenue Services’ implementation of [Obamacare] is a massive undertaking that involves 47 separate statutory provisions and extensive coordination across not only IRS, but multiple agencies and external partners. For example, IRS must coordinate with other federal agencies and states in providing assistance to qualifying individuals for health insurance premiums.

And just in case you were wondering, here is the list of the 47 separate provisions government auditors [8] said the IRS will need to implement as part of Obamacare:

HCtable [9]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Obamacare implementation: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/05/28/the-irs-obamacare-and-you-the-spending/

[2] intricate web: http://kevinbrady.house.gov/uploads/Obamacare%20Chart.pdf

[3] Image: http://blog.heritage.org/wp-content/uploads/Irs+obamacare+you_black.jpg

[4] report: http://gao.gov/assets/600/591566.pdf

[5] it’s about government power: http://www.heritage.org/research/commentary/2013/5/obamacare-isnt-about-health-care-its-about-power

[6] heading up this entire effort: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/irs-official-in-charge-during-tea-party-targeting-now-runs-health-care-office/

[7] Image: http://blog.heritage.org/wp-content/uploads/HCchart.gif

[8] government auditors: http://www.gao.gov/assets/330/320403.pdf

[9] Image: http://blog.heritage.org/wp-content/uploads/HCtable.jpg

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