The more people read the House Bill—the prime Obamacare vehicle—the worse it gets. Now, in the name of health reform, all of our tax information will be made available to our health overseers. From the CBS story:
Section 431(a) of the bill says that the IRS must divulge taxpayer identity information, including the filing status, the modified adjusted gross income, the number of dependents, and “other information as is prescribed by” regulation. That information will be provided to the new Health Choices Commissioner and state health programs and used to determine who qualifies for “affordability credits.”
Section 245(b)(2)(A) says the IRS must divulge tax return details — there’s no specified limit on what’s available or unavailable — to the Health Choices Commissioner. The purpose, again, is to verify “affordability credits.” Section 1801(a) says that the Social Security Administration can obtain tax return data on anyone who may be eligible for a “low-income prescription drug subsidy” but has not applied for it
Holy cow! This is unwarranted intrusion and the threat of Big Brotherism. And remember, the real bad stuff will be inserted into the regulations outside the public spotlight.
Hey, hey, ho, ho, Obamacare has got to go!