Thursday, June 28, 2012
Sen. Marco Rubio said Thursday that the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Barack Obama’s health care law means that the IRS will now “come after” Americans.
“I hope people back home fully understand what this means, and here’s what this means: It is now unlawful for you not to buy health insurance, and if you do not buy it, you have an IRS problem,” the Florida Republican said on Fox News. “If you do not buy health insurance, the IRS is going to be on your back and chasing you. They’re going to take away your refund, they’re going to increase your fees, they’re going to come after you.”
Rubio argued that millions of Americans will face being “out of compliance” with the IRS for not having health insurance coverage.
“Somehow the Obama administration thinks that’s a victory,” he said. “That’s everything you need to know about that administration.”
The high court ruled Thursday that Congress did not overstep its power by requiring almost all Americans to buy health insurance. The justices ruled that Congress has the authority to impose the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate through its taxing power.
This article was posted: Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 12:04 pm