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    Tell Your Representative to Co-Sponsor the "Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act"!

    Dear FreedomWorks member,

    As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative and urge him or her to co-sponsor H.R. 2009, the “Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act”.  Introduced by Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), this bill would stop the Internal Revenue Service or any other Treasury department from enforcing any part of ObamaCare.

    Currently, the IRS will be the most crucial department for actually enacting and enforcing ObamaCare. The premium subsidies that are supposed to help individuals purchase health insurance through the exchanges are actually tax credits, distributed by the IRS.  And most significantly, the IRS is responsible for administering the “tax” upon individuals who refuse to purchase a government-approved insurance plan – the individual mandate.

    More ominously, ObamaCare requires the IRS to collect a vast amount of sensitive information about the kind of insurance coverage you have, and will store this information in a massive new database.  

    ObamaCare’s supporters, of course, claim that the IRS would never share the medical information they collect, and that the agency would only collect the exact data necessary to determine eligibility for premium subsidies.  And yet, a lawsuit filed in California alleges that the IRS illegally seized the medical records of 10 million individuals in that state.

    Having the same organization that is both targeting political opponents and stealing people’s medical records in charge of people’s health care seems like a recipe for disaster.  Rep. Price’s bill would stop the IRS in its tracks, completely erasing their role in ObamaCare.

    I urge you to contact your representative and urge him or her to co-sponsor H.R. 2009, the Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act today.

    Sincerely,
     
    Matt Kibbe
    President and CEO
    FreedomWorks

    4 comments
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    John W
    05/20/2013

    The best way I know to stop issues like this with the IRS is to have each state collect all taxes, each states decides on how they wish to collect, ie. income, sales, etc. This way it is not one of three hundred million fighting the IRS, it's one states of fifty states which are much better odds of getting enough support to fight them. On the state level, it's one person vs the few million of your state, again much better chance of getting somewhere. I believe this is how it originally was, maybe we should go back to this.

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    stone stone
    05/18/2013

    Ah yes... how terribly convenient. Why... its a tie-in to the IRS and healthcare, and therefor another means by the right to stop the health care plan. As I mentioned in a previous post, its clear that the corporate interests behind much of this effort to repeal Obamacare are hard at work now that they've found another angle. The GOP needs to get out of the pockets of corporate interests. Plain and simple.

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    stone stone
    05/19/2013

    At this point, every other western country had a socialized healthcare system in place. At this writing the US now has one of the lowest, if not the lowest life expectancy ratings amongst western countries as well. Despite what you say, the healthcare systems in these countries for the most part works fine. I actually have friends in the UK. Yes- their economy is in a recession. But it wasn't due to their healthcare system. My friends from the UK like their system just fine and dandy. If we DON'T get a healthcare system in place, we will be ultimately be paying a lot more than what those who are against Obamacare claim. But lastly, perhaps if the GOP had actually done its job the first time and actually participated in the healthcare debate instead of objecting to any idea of a healthcare plan as well as taking the sides of the corporate interests, the lobbys, perhaps we would in fact have a better plan in place. Healthcare is a right that all Americans should enjoy, and if the one and only argument those against it have is that: " Oh no! Its Socialist medicine!" then how come that same attitude doesn't exist for all the other long-established services that function in the same way which were started by our founding Fathers? Are those socialist too?

    James Riggs
    05/18/2013

    Obamacare as it is called, will not work. It is just socialized medicine. Other countries have tried this method of health care and it fails every time. Look at the mess England has gotten itself into, their taxes are outrageous and it still isn't enough. It has been tried over and over and it simply becomes a burden to the citizens. You think we are taxed now, if Obamacare is fully enacted you will see more taxation than anyone thought possible. I am taxed enough, anymore and it will start to affect what little I get to put in the bank for emergencies. No Obamacare.

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