Posted by: arnegrim | April 22, 2010

We have to pass it to see what’s in it…

Nearly 4 million Americans – the vast majority of them middle class – will have to pay the new penalty for not getting health insurance when President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law kicks in, according to congressional estimates released Thursday.

The penalties will average a little more than $1,000 apiece in 2016, the Congressional Budget Office said in a report.

Most of the people paying the fine will be middle class. Obama pledged in 2008 not to raise taxes on individuals making less than $200,000 a year and couples making less than $250,000…

About 3 million of those required to pay fines in 2016 will have incomes below $59,000 for individuals and $120,000 for families of four, according to the CBO projections.”

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_HEALTH_CARE_TAXES?SITE=DCTMS&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

::sarcasm:: Good thing they’re trying to protect the middle class… ::/sarcasm::

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