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originally posted by: burntheships
originally posted by: Mirthful Me
I wouldn't fiddle over this grave too quickly... This is all part of the plan and the fulcrum to leverage single payer...
I would agree with this, spot on.
The transition had to be from a private plan, to a subsidized plan to keep the
insurance companies from belly up. This was arranged, and why they all went
Sad day it was, we are too far along the way.
I miss that healthcare plan I had, that I could have kept if I had liked it.
originally posted by: everyonedies
People will forever associate him as a failure regardless of who's at fault. Why? Because his name is in the program name. Super-ego buster! Way to go! Well done!
How are the laws similar
State-based exchanges – Both laws create exchange authorities charged with operating health insurance marketplaces.
originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: gentledissident
There is something you can do now....Vote for a candidate who will REPEAL it.
originally posted by: dismanrc
All comes from the people saying the government HAS to give you stuff.
The government does NOT owe you any of these and should keep their hands off all of these.
YOU are personally responsible for providing all of these thing for yourself and your family, NOT the government.
$123 Billion: Surtax on Investment Income (Takes effect Jan. 2013): A new, 3.8 percent surtax on investment income earned in households making at least $250,000 ($200,000 single). This would result in the following top tax rates on investment income:
$86 Billion: Hike in Medicare Payroll Tax (Takes effect Jan. 2013): Current law and changes:
$65 Billion: Individual Mandate Excise Tax and Employer Mandate Tax (Both taxes take effect Jan. 2014):
$60.1 Billion: Tax on Health Insurers (Takes effect Jan. 2014): Annual tax on the industry imposed relative to health insurance premiums collected that year. Phases in gradually until 2018.
$32 Billion: Excise Tax on Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans (Takes effect Jan. 2018): Starting in 2018, new 40 percent excise tax on “Cadillac” health insurance plans ($10,200 single/$27,500 family).
$23.6 Billion: “Black liquor” tax hike (Took effect in 2010) This is a tax increase on a type of bio-fuel.
$22.2 Billion: Tax on Innovator Drug Companies (Took effect in 2010): $2.3 billion annual tax on the industry imposed relative to share of sales made that year.
$20 Billion: Tax on Medical Device Manufacturers (Takes effect Jan. 2013): Medical device manufacturers employ 360,000 people in 6000 plants across the country. This law imposes a new 2.3% excise tax.
$15.2 Billion: High Medical Bills Tax (Takes effect Jan 1. 2013):
$13.2 Billion: Flexible Spending Account Cap – aka “Special Needs Kids Tax” (Takes effect Jan. 2013):
$5 Billion: Medicine Cabinet Tax (Took effect Jan. 2011)
$4.5 Billion: Elimination of tax deduction for employer-provided retirement Rx drug coverage in coordination with Medicare Part D (Takes effect Jan. 2013)
$4.5 Billion: Codification of the “economic substance doctrine” (Took effect in 2010):
$2.7 Billion: Tax on Indoor Tanning Services (Took effect July 1, 2010):
$1.4 Billion: HSA Withdrawal Tax Hike (Took effect Jan. 2011):
$0.6 Billion: $500,000 Annual Executive Compensation Limit for Health Insurance Executives (Takes effect Jan. 2013):
$0.4 Billion: Blue Cross/Blue Shield Tax Hike (Took effect in 2010):
$ Negligible: Excise Tax on Charitable Hospitals (Took effect in 2010): $50,000 per hospital if they fail to meet new "community health assessment needs,"