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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Yet Another Absurdity of Obamacare

The ridiculousness of Obamacare provisions never ends. As the WSJ explains, one provision related to FSAs or flexible spending accounts, requires that individuals now get doctor prescriptions for everyday items like aspirin or cold medicine in order to be reimbursed with their own tax deductible accounts.

In other words, the 33 million FSAs are now either useless or doctors are going to be inundated with prescription requests for over-the-counter items anyone can purchase at a store. And some doctors are simply refusing to do it, rendering the FSAs worthless.

Score another point for Obama's desire to nationalize our health care system and create a more expensive, more inconvenient and more overcrowded system.