Obamacare Penalty: Fine Or Tax? Constitutional Debate Rages After 2013 Government Shutdown

Obamacare Penalty: Fine Or Tax? Constitutional Debate Rages After 2013 Government Shutdown
The Obamacare penalty is either an Affordable Care fine or tax depending on who you ask. And the Obamacare constitutional debate over the individual mandate has resumed with the 2013 government shutdown and the opening of the Obamacare exchanges.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Obamacare penalty will increase over time, with the total fine for families of four reaching thousands of dollars by 2016. Because of this Americans are on the lookout for Obamacare exemptions that let you avoid the Affordable Care Act.

The Obamacare constitutional debate started because of the circumstances of the origination of the Affordable Care Act bill. As required by the Origination Clause of the US Constitution, all spending and appropriations bills must originate in the House of Representatives, but the Senate must confirm them and the President sign off on any ideas.

The ACA bill started life as House Resolution 3590, which was then called the Service Members Home Ownership Act. After passing the House, the bill was stripped in a “gut and amend” process and replaced entirely with the contents of what became the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Thus Obamacare was spawned via bypassing the House of Representatives.
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