As we continue to review last week’s sweeping decision and its consequences for the American people, it is worth taking stock of Obamacare, perhaps now better named “Obamatax,” starting with a less-well-known $87 billion tax buried in the law that could force families to pay an extra $500 a year in premiums. The tax is described in the law as an “annual fee” levied on insurance companies. Actually, the fee is really just a tax by another name — the health-insurance tax, or HIT, in this case. Tax economists — inside and outside government — agree that the bulk of new fees and taxes are simply passed by businesses on to their customers, which, as we’ll see, in this case are small employers and families. Unless this tax is repealed, it will soon force families and small businesses to pay even more for their coverage.
You are cog in the grand utilitarian scheme of socialized medicine.