What a day ObamaCare is having. A quick scan of today’s headlines brings us three remarkable stories about the plucky little law that could. First up, how to sell ObamaCare to the American people who still don’t like it, because we’re just not smart enough to know what’s best for us:
Several former White House staffers have found a new way to promote Obamacare: They’re spending millions of dollars in secret corporate and union cash, and they’re harnessing grass-roots tactics to some of the biggest names in the health care industry.Organizing for Action, the successor to President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, and Enroll America, a group led by two former Obama staffers that features several insurance company bigwigs on its board, are planning to unleash the same grass-roots mobilization and sophisticated micro-targeting tactics seen in the 2012 campaign.
What are they so afraid of? The whole house of cards collapsing, just as soon as people catch on that the penalties tax for not following the mandate tax are much smaller than buying insurance.
How much smaller? Way smaller:
Bronze will be the lowest tier health-insurance plan available under Obamacare–after Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Under the law, the penalty for not buying health insurance is supposed to be capped at either the annual average Bronze premium, 2.5 percent of taxable income, or $2,085.00 per family in 2016.
That’s from a CNS report on just how much the IRS estimates insurance will cost a family of five as soon as 2016:
In a final regulation issued Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) assumed that under Obamacare the cheapest health insurance plan available in 2016 for a family will cost $20,000 for the year.
That’s the Bronze plan. The cheapskate plan. How much will Silver and Gold cost? Well, if you have to ask…
Obamacare, the worm that keeps on turning:
But, at least the cronies are making out: