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Affordable Health Care for America Act

If Its a Tax as the Supreme Court has Ruled..

The bill MUST have originated in the House of Representatives, as this bill is an amended Senate Bill by the House of Representatives; I as an American citizen have no obligation to pay this tax.

The Affordable Health Care for America Act (or HR 3962)[1] was a bill that was crafted by the United States House of Representatives in November 2009. At the encouragement of the Obama administration, the 111th Congress devoted much of its time to enacting reform of the United States’ health care system. Known as the “House bill,” it was the House of Representative’s chief legislative proposal during the health reform debate, but the Affordable Health Care for America Act as originally drafted never became law.

On December 24, 2009, the Senate passed an alternative health care bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590).[2] In 2010, the House abandoned its reform bill in favor of amending the Senate bill (via the reconciliation process) in the form of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affordable_Health_Care_for_America_Act

According to the United States Constitution (Article I, Section 7, clause 1), all bills relating to revenue, generally tax bills, must originate in the House of Representatives, consistent with the Westminster system requiring all money bills to originate in the lower house which is why the appropriations bills that are enacted begin with “H.R.”, indicating a bill that originated in the House. The Constitution also states that the “Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills,” so in practice, the Senate and House each drafts and considers its own bill. The Senate then “cuts-and-pastes”, substituting the language of its bill of a particular appropriations bill for the language of House bill, then agrees to the bill as amended.
SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appropriation_bill

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