Can’t File Tax Returns?


MSN is trying to tug on your heartstrings by pointing out that:

Tens of thousands of people with modest incomes are at risk of losing health insurance subsidies in January because they did not file income tax returns.

Then they get personal and mention people’s stories on how they were angry and frustrated and afraid.

What?  Who doesn’t fill out tax returns?  Why is this even a discussion?  Most of the those tax places will do them for almost nothing.  We are a country filled with a bunch of people who just don’t want to do anything anymore for themselves.  Give me my free subsidy and screw your tax returns, they say.  No tax returns? What country am I living in?

The best part may be at the end:

The Obama administration and a small army of insurance counselors are getting ready to assist people who may lose subsidies because they failed to “file and reconcile” their 2014 tax credits.

Small army?  I wonder who pays for that?  Oh, yeah, more taxes from me.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  2 comments for “Can’t File Tax Returns?

  1. Private Doc
    November 1, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Meanwhile my premium that was 532 bucks a month before obamacare is now 1300 Bucks a month for much worse coverage and a much higher deductible. They don’t care because I am paying for it

  2. Steve O'
    November 1, 2015 at 9:38 am

    We forget a few things.
    One is that there are many people who are of limited means and rationality, and assume that Big Sky Daddy in Washington takes out the right amount of taxes from their meager paychecks – why file? Remember, Big Sky Daddy doesn’t care if you don’t file – if you are due a return. But if you owe money to BSD, you’re on the hit list.
    Another is the big kicker. Most illegal aliens are paid on bogus social security documentation, so their taxes are automatically deducted from the payroll (and likely raked off by the employer.) It’s not wise to file as “illegal alien!” and get your tax return, or pay Uncle Sam that extra $20 you owe.
    A lot of the sturm und drang about illegals taking our jobs doesn’t mention paying our taxes. It’s not worth trying to get Obamacare when the consequence is a free ticket to the border for you and your family. They might be illegals, but they don’t always reap the benefits of it.

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