The Boehner Republicans will soon begin a series of nonsense votes in an effort to symbolically de-fund the ACA. They’ll never pass through the Senate and therefore are a big-ass waste of time, other than providing red meat for the base.
The House as early as next week will pass legislation prohibiting the IRS from receiving any money from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to implement the 2010 healthcare reform law. [...]
The report notes that in 2010, HHS allocated $20 million to the IRS for enforcing the healthcare law “without the Committee’s knowledge.” It also notes that the IRS received $168 million from HHS to implement the law in 2011, and plans to get another $322 million from HHS in 2012.