My, How Quickly Things Change In Washingon
From don't mess with taxes.com:
IRS goes against Trump's "order. IRS backs off Trump's Obamacare order, will enforce ACA coverage reporting rule.What's going on with the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? It depends on where you're looking for answers.I find it amazing that a government agency that works directly for the executive branch ignores the President of the United States. Tell me again about draining the swamp. Tell me again there's no "deep state." But I digress.
Federal lawmakers remain in a quandary over how to deal with the ACA, or as it's known (for now) Obamacare.
The Internal Revenue Service, however, made it clear this week that it plans to follow the health care law's reporting requirements as long as they are officially on the books.
That's a reversal of a prior IRS position.
However, given the confusion with the law, both under its namesake president and since Donald J. Trump moved into the Oval Office, the tax agency's position change isn't surprising.
Flash forward two-and-a-half months: Congress easily passes and president wastes no time signing the biggest tax cut in the history of the US which, among a few other things, specifically states that, "no, the IRS won't enforce the individual mandate."
Ding, dong, The witch is dead.
ObamaCare. Effectively. Repealed. RIP.