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Remember how 0bama got 0bamacare off the ground by defining it as a tax? I bet Trump is gonna play that game too.
It is partly funded by taxpayers who pay a Medicare levy of 2% of their taxable income. Your Medicare levy is reduced if your taxable income is below a certain threshold.
IMO, this system works, yes it's a tax, but it is one I'm happy to pay.
Australian Department of Human Services
Medicare provides access to a range of medical services, lower cost prescriptions and free care as a public patient in a public hospital. All eligible Australian residents and certain categories of visitors to Australia can enrol in Medicare and access these services. We administer Medicare and pay Medicare benefits on behalf of the Department of Health, which is responsible for developing Medicare policy.
If you are eligible, Medicare covers:
*free or subsidised treatment by health professionals such as doctors, specialists, optometrists, and in specific circumstances, dentists, and other allied health practitioners.
*free treatment and accommodation for public Medicare patients in a public hospital.
*75% of the Medicare Schedule fee for services and procedures if you are a private patient in a public or private hospital – this does not include hospital accommodation and items such as theatre fees and medicines.
We pay Medicare benefits in accordance with the legislation governing Medicare and we are not able to pay benefits outside of this legislation.
The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) lists services that are subsidised by the Australian Government under Medicare. Check if a service is listed under Medicare on the Department of Health MBS Online website.
You know how 0bama ran up the National Debt (hand-in-hand with that nasty-old John Boehner)? Well, somebody's gonna have to pay that bill, aren't they?
What Does 'My Boy' Trump Have Up His Sleeve?
originally posted by: Willtell
It may be that the only thing Trump has up his sleeves is some very expensive cufflinks.
Or his chaotic ruling device may draw from the well of chaos to produce some wheat from the chaff, or chaff from the wheat.
originally posted by: synthetichuman
a reply to: Sublimecraft yeah if you make between 12,400 and 49,200 it does, if not your screwed. It sucks period...AND you get fined if you don't have it, what kind of authoritarian nonsense is that.
A CNN spokesperson first appeared to confirmed there had been a mistake, before issuing a new statement suggesting the contrary. A review by RCN indicates that the Boston viewer was the only one affected.