President Obama’s healthcare law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, just never seemed to be able to get up off the ground with all the Obamacare opposition it faced. And now it doesn’t appear it ever will based upon the latest news.
The NPR says that challenges to the Obamacare law just keep coming, even after its “near death experience” at the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year.
First, there’s the Congressional Budget Office’s staggering disclosure: millions would rather be fined than obey the law and buy health insurance they can ill-afford.
Second, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt claims an IRS rule pertaining to the law exceeds its authority, so he’s filed an amended lawsuit to address that.
He’s likely to win, since the Supreme Court ruled the ACA was a tax, and Oklahoma is taking issue with the subsidies of health-run exchanges, which it does not have.
And if all that were not enough, now it is being reported by the Sonoran Alliance that twice as many Hispanics as other races will be penalized under the new law, since more members of the Latino community are uninsured, and would thus pay up to $1,200 each if they don’t have health insurance.
How’s that for the president’s alleged support of the Latino community?
The Associated Press reported on Thursday that many more Americans than was first reported by the Obama administration will face a tax penalty for not having health insurance when the law goes into effect, and that includes Hispanics as well as other races.
Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president, has vowed to work to repeal the Affordable Care Act healthcare law, also known as Obamacare, if he is elected in November. And since the AP says 6 million Americans could face that tax, he may have just found his new voting base after his 47 percent video.