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The IRS' Expanded Role

Many people have attacked the assertion I made in my last post about the expanded role of the IRS will have in policing the provisions of the newly passed healthcare law. Reuters posted the below-referenced article yesterday evening which outlines how the IRS will collect penalties from non-compliant individuals. One must wonder about those individuals who end up owing the IRS and don't get a refund. If you don't pay your existing tax bill, levis and confiscation of assets may be used to collect delinquent taxes. I fail to see how the same methodology wouldn't apply to fines for inadequate health insurance.