Originally published October 3 2013
Shock: Obamacare fines to be seized directly from Americans' bank accounts
by J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) As more Americans wade into the complicated, confusing mess that is Obamacare and its health insurance exchanges, they are beginning to learn how punitive, punishing and threatening the law is going to be.
If the very recent Facebook post describing a man's experience when he attempted to sign up for Obamacare coverage is even halfway accurate, this law will turn out to be the most oppressive threat to our freedom since the days of King George. And that's not hyperbole.
Fines? Home levies? Seizing fines from bank accounts?
A man who attempted to sign up for Obamacare online was told that a fine of over $4,000 dollars a year for refusing to take out mandatory health insurance could be taken directly from his bank account, and that his drivers license would be suspended and a federal tax lien placed against his home, according to an entry on the HealthCare.gov Facebook page.
If that information is legitimate, Obamacare's implementation is going to be a helluva lot more draconian than anyone, from Nancy Pelosi, to Harry Reid, to President Obama himself, led the country to believe.
Potential Obamacare customer Will Sheehan says that, when he tried to sign up for Obamacare and then register to opt out, he received a most threatening warning. His full post reads:
"I actually made it through this morning at 8:00 A.M. I have a preexisting condition (Type 1 Diabetes) and my income base was 45K-55K annually I chose tier 2 "Silver Plan" and my monthly premiums came out to $597.00 with $13,988 yearly deductible!!! There is NO POSSIBLE way that I can afford this so I "opt-out" and chose to continue along with no insurance.
I received an email tonight at 5:00 P.M. informing me that my fine would be $4,037 and could be attached to my yearly income tax return. Then you make it to the "REPERCUSSIONS PORTION" for "non-payment" of yearly fine. First, your drivers license will be suspended until paid, and if you go 24 consecutive months with "Non-Payment" and you happen to be a home owner, you will have a federal tax lien placed on your home. You can agree to give your bank information so that they can easy "Automatically withdraw" your "penalties" weekly, bi-weekly or monthly! This by no means is "Free" or even "Affordable."
Sheehan also said that the site requires you to input all of your personal information before providing you with information regarding costs, which means a database of "insured" people is being built, according to Infowars.com. He went on to say that, since he couldn't afford the coverage, he'll simply have to forego it, thus breaking the law, and pay the fine - which of course now leaves him with nothing in the way of health insurance coverage (and with a major health condition).
The federal government has consistently denied that any fines pertaining to Obamacare non-compliance could be seized from bank accounts, despite reports last year that the IRS had hired 16,500 new agents to harass citizens who attempt to evade the new law.
Hell's coming with it
"There's no criminal sanctions for not paying this, and there's no ability to levy a bank account or do seizures," then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman said in April 2010.
Also, the law itself states, Americans who refuse to pay for mandatory health insurance coverage "shall not be subject to any criminal prosecution."
Further, Section 1501(g)(2) of the Affordable Care Act states that the IRS cannot "file notice of lien with respect to any property of a taxpayer by reason of any failure to pay the penalty imposed by this section."
So, either Sheehan's account is fiction - or the government, as well as the law's backers in the White House and Congress - have simply been lying to the American people all along. If the latter is true, Obamacare's coming, and hell's coming with it.
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