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The Government Needs to Force Over 11 Million More Americans into ObamaCare to Make it Work

Will this presidential election be the most important in American history?

In the real world, a business providing a good or service cannot force a consumer to buy its product. However, government bureaucrats don’t operate in the real world- they operate in Washington, DC.

The 2012 Supreme Court decision to uphold Obamacare’s individual mandate allowed the government to continue coercing healthy Americans into the program. But what happens when the threat of a financial penalty still doesn’t get enough healthy Americans to offset the costs of high-risk enrollees?

Simple. The government plans to raise the penalty when open enrollment begins for the third time in November, and make Americans an offer they can’t refuse.

The Washington Times reports:

President Obama will need to more than double the number of Americans enrolled in Obamacare exchange plans to reach 21 million next year, the target set in budget projections, in what is shaping up as the next major test for the health care law. As of June, the Department of Health and Human Services counted 9.9 million customers who have bought plans through the federal portal and a handful of state-run exchanges.

… Open enrollment for the third go-around of Obamacare’s exchanges begins Nov. 1, and the administration is counting on winning over millions of customers who didn’t sign up the first two years but who could be pressured by the increasing pain of the “individual mandate” tax assessed on those who forgo health insurance.

…The tax during the first year was $95 or 1 percent of income above the filing threshold — a relatively minor bite. This year, the penalty will be $325 or 2 percent of income, and by 2016 it will be $695 or 2.5 percent of income.

This is yet another example of the shakedown tactics that define Obama’s Chicago-style of governing. In the Obama White House, it’s do as I say, or I will end what you do. Don’t want to stop mining coal? We will regulate your industry until the plant goes bankrupt. Don’t want to enroll in Obamacare? We will tax you into submission. You got a problem with that? We will have the IRS revoke or delay your non-profit status.

Remind me again- is this the Land of the Free we are talking about, or a scene from The Godfather?

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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