Lucifercare fines charitable hospitals that treat poor people for free

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If anyone is still so deluded as to think Obama actually cares about the poor, this should extinguish your delusion for good.

The (un)Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare and more truthfully should be called Lucifercare, will fine charitable hospitals that provide healthcare for poor people — for free.

The fines can be as high as $50,000.

After that, Lucifercare — via its minions in the IRS — will remove the nonprofit status from those hospitals. Currently, some 60% of U.S. hospitals are nonprofits.

Of those, a sizeable number are Catholic. 615 Catholic hospitals account for 12.5% of community hospitals in the United States, and over 15.5% of all U.S. hospital admissions.

Last year, it was Chief Justice John Roberts’ siding with the four liberals on the Supreme Court which led to the court’s narrow 5-4 ruling that Lucifercare is a tax and therefore is constitutional. Roberts is a Roman Catholic. I hope you’re happy with yourself, Roberts you POS.

Lucifercare’s fining and hounding-int0-extinction charitable hospitals should tell you, once and for all, that when Obama and all Democrats say they care about the poor, it’s all lip service, otherwise called Lies.

What they care about is POWERtheir power.

H/t FOTM’s pnordman and New American

~Eowyn

Fuhrer Obama by Bill DaviesImage by Bill Davies

Patrick Howley reports for The Daily Caller, Aug. 8, 2013:

Charitable hospitals that treat  uninsured Americans will be subjected to new levels of scrutiny of their nonprofit status and could face sizable new fines under Obamacare.

A new provision in Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code, which takes effect under Obamacare, sets new  standards of review and installs new financial penalties for tax-exempt charitable hospitals, which devote a minimum amount of their expenses to treat uninsured poor people. Approximately 60 percent of American hospitals are currently nonprofit.

Charity for the uninsured is one of the factors that could discourage enrollment in Obamacare, which requires all Americans to purchase health insurance or else face new taxes themselves from the IRS.

“It requires tax-exempt hospitals to do a community needs survey and file  additional paperwork with the IRS every three years. This is to prove that the  charitable hospital is still needed in their geographical area — ‘needed’ as defined by Obamacare and overseen by IRS bureaucrats,” said John Kartch, spokesman for Americans for Tax Reform.

“Failure to comply, or to prove this continuing need, could result in the loss of the hospital’s tax-exempt status. The hospital would then become a for-profit venture, paying income tax — hence the positive revenue score” for  the federal government, Kartch said. “Obamacare advocates turned over every rock to find as much tax money as possible.”

Additionally, the rise in the number of insured Americans under Obamacare will make it more difficult for tax-exempt hospitals to continue meeting required thresholds for treating the uninsured, driving more hospitals into the for-profit category and yielding more taxable money for  the federal government.

“The requirements generally apply to any section 501(c)(3) organization that  operates at least one hospital facility,” according to a “Technical Explanation” report of new Obamacare provisions prepared by the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) on March 21, 2010, the day Obamacare passed.

Obamacare’s new requirements could slam hospitals with massive $50,000 fines if they fail to meet bureaucrats’ standards.

“The hospital must disclose in its annual information report to the IRS  (i.e., Form 990 and related schedules) how it is addressing the needs identified  in the assessment and, if all identified needs are not addressed, the reasons  why (e.g., lack of financial or human resources). Each  hospital facility is required to make the assessment widely available. Failure to complete a community health needs assessment in any applicable three-year  period results in a penalty on the organization of up to $50,000,” according to  the JCT report.

The government is particularly interested in how and why hospitals will be  providing discounted or free care to poor patients, requiring each of them to  “adopt, implement, and widely publicize a written financial assistance policy”  and explain the methods they use to screen applicants for assistance and how  they calculate patients’ bills.

A delegate working under the Department of Health and Human Services must  review the innumerable reports charitable hospitals file every three years, along with copies of their audited financial statements.

After sifting through this massive amount of information, the delegate and HHS secretary must attempt to identify trends in the hospitals’ spending and send in a comprehensive report of their findings to Congress by 2015, according to the JCT report.

Healthcare experts warn that the Obamacare’s new requirements make it almost impossible for charitable hospitals to navigate treacherous new waters.

“Nonprofit hospitals should be advised that the new PPACA requirements will  play a significant role in how they operate and report, specifically when it comes to billing and collections for services provided to the uninsured. The new law leaves many gray areas and hospitals themselves will have to establish eligibility criteria for financial assistance. Following the new procedures as  best they can will ensure the best chance of maintaining their tax exempt status,” wrote D. Douglas Metcalf, partner at the law firm Lewis and Roca, in a 2013 op-ed entitled “Will nonprofit  hospitals disappear under Obamacare?”

The White House did not return a request for comment.

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0 responses to “Lucifercare fines charitable hospitals that treat poor people for free

  1. Pingback: Lucifercare fines charitable hospitals that treat poor people for free | Brucemajors's Blog

  2. I think those who voted for Comrade Obama need to step forward and apologize to the rest of America. It is unbelievable that Obama is doing this to our nations healthcare facilities. What is next? Closing food banks for the poor or implementing a fee for those who want to have kids? How about being only to buy certain automobiles or rationing of food and goods. Starting to look more like a Socialist state isn’t it?

     
  3. Reblogged this on My views on America's issues and commented:
    Socialism at its best!!!

     
  4. Time for the underground medical establishment?

     
  5. and I think we can all agree that the IRS is a bunch of blood sucking nazis. At least that’s my opinion.

     
  6. Obama is a communist and will destroy all institutions that stand against him.The Catholic Church has always been the Arch enemy of communism.All his actions are consistent with the communist plan for destroying a Republic….Hang on hold to your guns and bibles,we can defeat this evil imposter president

     
  7. Hey, you know Democrats… it’s only wrong if Republicans do it.

     
    • Even top opposition to the dreaded new healthcare system which is based on Hitler’s T4 health program were ordered to ride with the alleged president on Air Force One and then voted for the bill. Even a well known democratic Congressman succombed to the pressure that was imposed upon him. If you read the article about the untimely death of Breibart et all then it’s not a big step to understand that threats and the prospect of being run off the road will produce a vote for something, but it still doesn’t make the bill any less gonocidal. It’s a pity that the GOP isn’t still striking on account of this bill, they have dropped that and are going after other arm twisting activities as they seek to destroy anything that still lingers from the New Deal. People have such short memories and are so unappreciateive of what helped to make this nation so powerful. Healthcare and other social programs have been denigrated but they did help to put people on their feet again after the last Great Depression, and together with a PLAN the US became a Number One nation. Taking the building blocks down and imagining that the edifice will still keep on standing is not honest. There is a plot on foot to destroy what’s left of the US and it’s human economy. This started long before this current president was elected, he is just THE LAST STRAW. He’s like the Wizard of Oz, a tiny dwarf behind the curtain. God is in control Halleluyah.

       
  8. Good! He’s not a communist- had he been, he would have supported all the free care for the immigrants, after all, they ARE the ones using all the free resources. Good for him. Screw all the freeloaders.

     
    • How mean spirited are you? You remind me of Arnold Schwartzenegger and his “Screw you later”………terminator joke. People need more than food stamps they need decent education, decent housing and decent prospects for a decent job and a decent future for their children and their children’s children. The main reason that there are people who appear to be going nowhere except to the Welfare Office is because none of the above decent things are available to them. The only people who are able to afford these things are fast becoming the top four percent because the current government policy being dictated from the oligarchs and Empire is genocide. They seek to eliminate six billion peoople from the planet so that they can take the goodies and have a few dark pygmies to do the dirty owrk for them. They created the freeloaders you are so disdainfull about. Take on the oligarchs and the Empire they are the villains, not the impoverished masses. Jesus was never unkind to a poor person or an old person or a little child. He just helped them and cast out their demons and preached love to them. He’s my hero.

       
  9. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this significant post. Clearly, calling Obamacare, Lucifercare, is appropriate, inasmuch as the king’s insurance justifies and finds appropriate the killing of infants and children, actually requiring provisions available for human beings to make this kind of killing possible. The king is at war with the Catholic Church, its charitable institutions including Catholic hospitals. The litigation against the HHS mandate continues.

     
  10. another nail in the coffin

     

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