OCTOBER 02, 2017
According to Judicial Watch, the Department of Health and Human Services can only send a notification to individuals of what their options are, and the agency may have overstepped this by threatening individuals with penalty fees.
“The penalty for not having any health-coverage or an exemption in 2017 will be at least $695 per adult and $347 per child (up to $2,085 per family), and could be more, depending on your income,” the letters said.
In addition, Judicial Watch says that the agencies touted purchasing an Obamacare plan for $75 a month, which fails to mention the high cost of co-payments and deductibles.
“So now we have more evidence of more Obama IRS abuses targeting innocent Americans—all in the name of Obamacare,” said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton. “No wonder it took a federal lawsuit and court order to get these documents—as they show the Obama White House and its agencies were happy to threaten and treat Americans like lab rats in order to bolster Obamacare.”