Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Reform Rx - Republican Solution? Tax Cuts.

The apparent Republican solution equation:

Evil Taxe$+HC Reform/Taxpayer$=Less Evil Taxe$+Less HC Reform/Corp. Profit$

...or something like that. To get a better incomplete picture you can read the approach offered to insurance companies...I mean American citizens from the House Republican Health Care Solutions Group chaired by Republican Whip Roy Blunt.

And here's a backslapping interview on a proposal from one of the Group's signatories centered around a $2500 - $5000 tax credit. And wow, you can join an healthy lifestyles incentive pool perhaps sponsored by the Rotary or the Daughters of the American Revolution to help keep the government off our backs!

"The annual premium that a health insurer charges an employer for a health plan covering a family of four averaged $12,700 in 2008. Workers contributed nearly $3,400, or 12 percent more than they did in 2007. The annual premiums for family coverage significantly eclipsed the gross earnings for a full-time, minimum-wage worker ($10,712)." Source: National Coalition on Health Care

We retort - you deride.

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