More bad news from the Healthcare.gov web site. The government has quietly raised the penalty for all American citizens who refuse to buy health insurance. The penalty in 2016 is the greater of 2.5% of your income, or $625.00. Whether or not this will bring more young people into the plan is still unknown; for many young people, it will still be more advantageous to pay the fine.
The government website calls this tax, or fee, or penalty, the “Individual Shared Responsibility Payment”. So, for you uninsured Millenials, pull out your wallet.
But wait! If you dig further into the Healthcare.gov website, you will find that you will qualify for an exemption from the ObamaCare penalty if… wait for it… you are an illegal alien! Yes, you read that correctly.
Below is a screenshot from the Healthcare.gov web site. This page is NOT easy to find (a user is required to answer several questions about themselves to get to this screen).
Illegal aliens who have a low-wage job can file their taxes and collect the government’s Earned Income Tax Credit. And if they do not purchase health insurance, they do NOT have to pay the ObamaCare penalty. What a great time to be here illegally.
But if you are an American citizen without insurance, pull out your wallet and pay the fee! What a slap in the face to hardworking, law-abiding citizens who cannot afford to buy government healthcare.
So here we are, in 2016, a time when illegal aliens have rights and benefits not afforded to native-born Americans. It won’t be long before enough working Americans finally wake up and realize that their government is no longer working for them.
We can thank, Obama, and every fool who supported ObamaCare, for getting us to this point. Our Country’s Founding Fathers must be rolling in their graves.