RUSH: The Americans for Tax Reform has put out an interesting story. "New Obamacare Tax Form Mandates Americans Report Personal Health ID Info to IRS. Here's why the IRS will require Americans to disclose their personal health ID information starting in 2014."
There's a whole new tax form for this.
"When Obamacare’s individual mandate takes effect in 2014, all Americans who file income tax returns must complete an additional IRS tax form. The new form will require disclosure of a taxpayer’s personal identifying health information in order to determine compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. As confirmed by IRS testimony to the tax-writing House Committee on Ways and Means, 'taxpayers will file their tax returns reporting their health insurance coverage, and/or making a payment.' So why will the Obama IRS require your personal identifying health information? Simply put, there is no way for the IRS to enforce Obamacare’s individual mandate without such an invasive reporting scheme."
So another form is added, your personal health ID, and whether you have insurance or whether you're going to pay the fine.
RUSH: Here is Mark in Fort Myers, Florida. Welcome to Open Line Friday. Hi.
CALLER: Rush, thanks for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet, sir.
CALLER: Listen, I've been in health care for over 30 years, and recently I had a heart attack two weeks ago. So now it's getting kind of personal for me.
RUSH: Wait, wait, wait. You had a heart attack a couple weeks ago?
CALLER: Yes, I did.
RUSH: You did? Okay.
CALLER: I'm home on medical leave right now. That's why I had the opportunity to call you. But, anyway, I'm very concerned that if Obamacare cannot be repealed, that a lot of smaller institutions -- rural area hospitals and such -- may be forced to shut down. Because reimbursements are gonna be so low, they cannot afford to stay open. What do you think about this?
RUSH: Well, I think if we don't win the Senate, we're not going to repeal Obamacare.
CALLER: That's correct.
RUSH: I mean, all the rest of it's academic. We have to win the Senate. I mean, you just heard Dingy Harry. This sniveling little (pause) is out there. He issued a statement today at Talking Points Memo (it's a far-left-wing website, blog) pledging to do everything he can to stop Romney from implementing his agenda. Now, why say that? There's only two reasons to say that. A, you're losing and you are trying to fire up your base to show up.
Because that statement is not helpful. That's not gonna help you with independents. You know that...? Oh, folks. Remember that ad we played for you with the singing kids? They took it down. The Democrats removed that ad from YouTube. You can't see it. But we've still got the audio. See, it started to hurt. They don't get it. Dingy Harry doesn't understand that if what he says is really amplified throughout this country, it's not helpful to the Democrats.
They are not the majority in this country. He's out there pledging to just stop Romney's agenda in its tracks. Well, that's not what the American people want, particularly people that vote for Romney. So we're not gonna be able to get anything done with Harry Reid there. He's gonna have to go as Senate majority leader. We've got to win the Senate or all the rest that you brought up out there, Mark, is academic. (interruption)
No, that ad was started to hurt them. See, but they thought they'd hit a home run with it. They were proud of it. They thought the little kids singing about how their parents had screwed up the country and screwed up the planet and the ocean was just nothing but a sea of oil, and the atmosphere was frying, worked. All these horrible, rotten things. It was a serious Democrat advertising agency that put the whole thing together. This is who they really are. They tell us. All you need is the courage to accept it. They tell us who they are.
Now here's Dingy Harry doing the same thing.
Mark, thanks much.