Open thread April 4, 2012 Dan Crawford | April 4, 2012 10:42 am Tags: open Comments (5) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
Differing thinking on the PPACA mandate….
Actually a good question in general Rusty. The use of tax credits might be useful, except the author spends a fair amount of words on the Ryan plan without analyzing the plan for how it works. It also leaves out how any plan needs to address costs till the end.
my apologies for not reading the link.
but any health care is going to have to be paid for. something that most people seem not to understand.
it would be far better if the eventual recipients paid for it themselves. something most of us could only hope to do with something like Medicare for all… in which you pay your lifetime expected costs over a working lifetime, and with pay as you go are protected from even medical inflation.
forcing the people into servitude for the corporate “providers” is not an answer consistent with American expectations of freedom… however much our liberal friends have allowed themselves to despise that word because it is used dishonorably by our conservative friends.
nor would corporate care work without the government providing subsidies… which of course makes you wonder why bother with it in the first place, when those subsidies can better be provided by a “flat” tax insurance premium.
i am willing to pay my share, even though i have not been a big user of health care. But i’d rather do it as a member of the community than as an unwilling slave of the corporations.
Would it not also be relatively easy to change the wording in the legislation so the penalty is explicitely labeled a tax? (I mean technically easy, not politically easy. Absolutely nothing is politically easy with this Congress.)
“nothing is easy with this Congress.” except the payroll tax holiday.
glad to have the “penalty” as a tax. make it high enough and it can fund the people who can’t afford health care. you know. the people the corps used to deny before they got the government subsidy.