The bottled-up rules to set up President Barack Obama’s health care reform law are going to start flowing quickly right after Election Day.
But how long will that last? That depends on who wins the presidency.
The once-steady stream of regulations and rules from the Obama administration — instructions for insurance companies, hospitals and states on how to put the law in place — has slowed to a trickle in recent months in an attempt to avoid controversies before the election. Many states, too, have done little public work to avoid making the law an election issue for state officials on the ballot.But work has been going on behind the scenes — both in the Department of Health and Human Services and at the state level. As soon as Wednesday, the gears and levers of government bureaucracy are likely to start moving at full speed again.
So, once again, Obama's most controversial law, Obamacare, and the ramifications for the states and the public because of it, have been kept on the back burner for political reasons, so the public would forget what is about to hit due to the Obamacare law and it wouldn't cost Obama votes on November 6 or in the early voting.
Speaking of Obamacare surprises, ATR reminds readers of the five Obamacare taxes set to kick in for the first time on January 1, 2013.
The Obamacare Medical Device Tax – a $20 billion tax increase
The Obamacare “Special Needs Kids Tax” – a $13 billion tax increase
The Obamacare Surtax on Investment Income – a $123 billion tax increase: This is a new, 3.8 percentage point surtax on investment income
The Obamacare “Haircut” for Medical Itemized Deductions – a $15.2 billion tax increase
The Obamacare Medicare Payroll Tax Hike -- an $86.8 billion tax increase
Reminder, unrelated subject but the same type of political games by the Obama administration in setting up unpopular, job killing, new anti-coal regulations, once again, set to be pushed through after the election. (News broke on that yesterday, read more here)
Tomorrow is election day, and we can put a stop to Obama's antics once and for all by simply voting him out of office.