Cause of Action Challenges Enroll America


By Hadley Heath

In a different kind of legal complaint, government watchdog group Cause of Action has filed an IRS complaint against Enroll America, asking that the government revoke the organization's charitable tax status.

Enroll America will be doing grassroots promotion of ObamaCare and encouraging uninsured people to sign up.

From the Cause of Action press release:

Today, Cause of Action (CoA), a government accountability organization, filed a complaint before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) asking for the IRS to revoke the charitable status of Enroll America, the nonprofit whose mission is to enroll individuals in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges. Enroll America is, the complaint alleges, improperly classified as a 501(c)(3) organization and therefore in violation of the Internal Revenue Code.

“If Enroll America is designed to benefit insurance companies instead of the American public, then its charitable status no longer applies,” said Dan Epstein, executive director of Cause of Action. “An organization that has been granted tax deductible status but is actually depriving the American people of taxable revenue warrants an investigation.”

You can read the complaint here.



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