The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act repealed the individual mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act that requires people who reject the insurance to pay a penalty of $695 or 2.5% of their income, whichever was larger. That will represent a substantial tax cut for those with incomes under $50,000. However, Obamacare is still in effect and requires employers with businesses with 50 or more full-time employees to pay for their full-time employees health insurance, regardless of the cost. This is forcing many employers to reduce the number of full-time employees or go out of business altogether. -GEG
After the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act repealed Obamacare’s individual mandate, many still wonder whether Republicans can repeal Obamacare in 2018.
Here’s what’s next for Obamacare in 2018.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act repealed the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. Obamacare mandated that Americans who forgo health insurance would have to pay $695 or 2.5 percent of their income, whichever is larger. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) found that 80 percent of those who pay the Obamacare mandate fine make less than $50,000 a year, making the mandate’s repeal a huge middle-class tax cut.
Even though Republicans repealed the individual mandate, much of the Affordable Care Act remains intact. Obamacare still requires employers with businesses with more than 50 or more full-time employees still have to provide their full-time employees health insurance, regardless of the cost to the business.
The Affordable Care Act also expanded Medicaid to virtually every American under age 65 with incomes up to 138 percent above the federal poverty level. The federal government funded 100 percent of each states’ Medicaid population from 2014 to 2016. However, the federal government will wind down the federal contribution percentage to 90 percent by 2020 and beyond, adding a significant financial burden to state governments.
The Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act repealed Obamacare’s individual mandate, effective in 2019. On Thanksgiving, President Donald Trump promised to return to Obamacare repeal after passing historic tax reform legislation.
Judge Tigar said that refugees can seek asylum “whether or not at a designated port of arrival” is used. According to DHS, 107 people detained between official crossings have sought asylum since Trump’s order went into effect.
It may take 80 days or more to process all 6,000 migrants currently waiting in Tijuana. The long wait times are meant to discourage new migrants and to pressure Mexico into restricting entry on its border with Central America.
Chipotle fired a manager who demanded that a group of young black men pay for their meals before preparing their food, as they had stolen food from the restaurant before. The manager was falsely labeled a ‘racist’ in the media and on the internet.
The cities opposing 5G passed ordinances, which carry the force of the law, instead of resolutions that are merely statements. Gileno stresses the point that city councils legally can reject edicts of the federal government urges everyone to attend city council meetings.
She promoted her migration plan with claims of wide open spaces and low cost of living. Red states have a lower cost of living because they traditionally do not support socialist policies. She said Florida could be flipped with 75,000 liberal voters.
Venezuela’s new system will be based on the Chinese model that tracks, rates and punishes citizens’ behavior. Venezuelans have needed a card for access to subsidized food, healthcare, and gasoline since 2014, and the new cards will monitor users’ behavior.
Ann Coulter says the caravan was planned as a stunt by Democrats to impact American political opinion. As a side effect, women and children are being set up to be kidnapped, raped, and sold. She says the leftists behind this stunt should be prosecuted for human smuggling.
PayPal banned pro-free speech video platform BitChute, a Youtube competitor, preventing it from receiving payments. The tech giants share the same politicized agenda and protect each other from competition. This is the hallmark of a cartel.
The California state utility regulator has indicated that PG&E will be able pass its losses onto its customers. High rates could chase away business. Critics oppose a bail out for PG&E, which has a tarnished safety record.
Activist Gary Gileno says that vote fraud is orchestrated and planned, which he says is proved by the fact that no one ever goes to jail for doing it. President Trump has made it a priority to implement Real ID by 2020.
President Trump warned violent leftists and Antifa members that opposition to them may “mobilize,” and “cause trouble” for them. The liberal media, well-organized leftist groups, law enforcement and Democrat politicians protect Antifa.
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Senator Rand Paul objects to the Republican version of ObamaCare, because federal money will be used to guarantee at least $300 billion for insurance-company profit. He also wants to stop the “refundable tax credit”, which is a subsidy by another name.
ObamaCare’s premiums more than doubled over the past four years and rose by an average of 105% in 2017. He added that insurance companies make $15 billion a year, and the government should stop subsidizing them.
US Representative, Mo Brooks, wrote a one-sentence bill to fully repeal Obamacare. It states: “Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted.” He says this will expose RINO Republicans who say they want to repeal Obamacare at election time but secretly are committed to keeping it.