Please Cut the Crap...
The Poop is not back, but I have a link to a guest post...
It seems the "Health care is great as it is" faction really believes no-one has read HR3200. Unfortunately for them that just isn't true.
An anti-HR3200 website has sent a list of "100 reasons to hate the Healthcare reform bill" twittering around Tweeterworld, with bulletpoints and reference page numbers.
Are their descriptions accurate...? Some examples and clarifications.
The whole list is linked above.
Page 203: “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax.” Yes, it really says that.
No, actually, it doesn't. What is it about wingnuts that makes them think they can put a period anywhere they want, and change the meaning of something, and no one will notice? Here's what it REALLY says:
‘‘(4) NOT TREATED AS TAX IMPOSED BY THIS CHAPTER FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES.—The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax imposed by this chapter for purposes of determining the amount of any credit under this chapter or for purposes of section 55.’’'
I can't explain what this means. I'm simply pointing out that it doesn't "really say" what they say it says...
Page 354: Government will restrict enrollment of SPECIAL NEEDS individuals.
No. That's not what it says. What it says is, it will begin to phase such special needs individuals into the public health insurance system. IOW, those people who qualify for Medicaid and people under 65 who qualify for Medicare will be eligible for this system instead. Seriously, can wingnuts read at all?