New Heartland Institute Policy Brief: Implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

August 31, 2012

Unless there is a substantial change in leadership in Washington in the next election, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will go into effect as planned. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the measure as constitutional on June 28, 2012. Through its decision, the Court paved the way for the national health care program to roll ahead.

The Internal Revenue Service is just one of several federal agencies responsible for implementing the legislation. Specifically, the IRS is responsible for the enforcement and administration of 47 of the act's tax-related provisions.

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This Heartland Policy Brief by Dan Pilla addresses the role the IRS will play in enforcing and administering the PPACA. His focus is solely on the question of how the IRS can be expected to play an ever-growing role in your life and in the day-to-day affairs of every business in the nation as the tentacles of the PPACA wrap themselves around the most important and personal elements of your life.

"Fully informed Americans never would have voted for this scheme,” writes Pilla. “Nor would they have supported politicians who voted for it, if they had any idea of the vast extent to which the federal government would drill into their private affairs and control the most important and personal decisions they make."

To interview Pilla for your article or program, please contact Tammy Nash at tnash@heartland.org and 312/377-4000. After regular business hours, contact Jim Lakely at jlakely@heartland.org and 312/731-9364.

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