ObamaCare Now Officially the Largest Tax Hike in US History
From $94 billion to $1.6 trillion...
President Obama has repeatedly asserted that the new health care law's individual mandate requiring everyone to have qualified health insurance coverage or pay a penalty is not a tax.
In a testy exchange with ABC's George Stephanopoulos--who, ironically, also pushed for sweeping health care reform legislation when he worked for then-President Bill Clinton--Stephanopoulos pointed out that ObamaCare critics call the mandate a tax.
Obama rejected the claim and noted that his critics call everything a tax: "For us to say that you've got to take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase." -Forbes
Also, the Medicare provision appears very problematic for the bill... the state exchanges can't be forced upon the states like ObamaCare needs to work. Remember Christie refused to do it until the ruling... WELL, he won today- and other states can tell Obama NO too.
That's seems as disabling as if the mandate was shot down... innit?