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For those who are healthy it is very like paying protection money to keep what is left.
if we could only get folks to support a national sales tax, many of our current troubles, worries and woes would have long-since gone by the wayside.
I can tell you I am terrified. If we have any kind of windfall, it will alter our premiums and deductibles. If we make a mistake at some point it will come back to bite us. The problem is, there are so many variables any of us can make a mistake.
What good is health care access if you are unable to afford food, clothing and shelter. The health care is only an asset if you are ill, injured and need it. For those who are healthy it is very like paying protection money to keep what is left.
I have always felt it was wise to have a basic coverage plan in case of emergency or sudden illness, but 25% of ones income before taxes just doesn't make sense to me. This seems to be a benefit that risks your assets and personal property.
I really need more information.
Having a source of tax revenue doesn't mean it will be used properly or in our best interests - that is where costs are shaved to the bone.
it;'d at least be a start towards some degree of 'equal representation, expectations.... across the board.
tighter scrutiny on where those monies are going, what they're paying for, etc...
I think folks might even wake up, smell the coffeee, and give a crap.... if they realized they were 'paying for it all' each and every time they made a purchase..