White House has diverted $500M to IRS to implement healthcare law

April 9, 2012 @

The Obama administration is quietly diverting roughly $500 million to the IRS to help implement the president’s healthcare law.

The money is only part of the IRS’s total implementation spending, and it is being provided outside the normal appropriations process. The tax agency is responsible for several key provisions of the new law, including the unpopular individual mandate.

Republican lawmakers have tried to cut off funding to implement the healthcare law, at least until after the Supreme Court decides whether to strike it down. That ruling is expected by June, and oral arguments last week indicated the justices might well overturn at least the individual mandate, if not the whole law.

“While President Obama and his Senate allies continue to spend more tax dollars implementing an unpopular and unworkable law that may very well be struck down as unconstitutional in a matter of months, I’ll continue to stand with the American people who want to repeal this law and replace it with something that will actually address the cost of healthcare,” said Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.), who chairs the House Appropriations subcommittee for healthcare and is in a closely contested Senate race this year.

The Obama administration has plowed ahead despite the legal and political challenges.

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3 Comments → “White House has diverted $500M to IRS to implement healthcare law”

  1. HUGH987

    7 years ago

    Where and how does he come up with this kind of funding? I thought the house cut off funding for that Obamacare? Did the “man without a country” siphon off some federal monies from the defense department? Hiring 4000 IRS agents to enable Obamacare? This is so un-American I cannot conceive such a sinister plan by this rogue government.

  2. Lynne Jones

    7 years ago

    How evil can anyone get! This POTUS takes the rotton cake. We are all living a nightmare with BHO, just hope & pray we wake up and none of it is true.

  3. D.Tree

    7 years ago

    These funds were appropriated long ago in the actual healthcare reform law, which passed the House and Senate. Pay closer attention.

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