Health "reform" from Senate Democrats: Force us all to do business with insurance companies, then tax us for it
A new tax on employer-provided health insurance is emerging as a likely option to finance an overhaul of the nation's health-care system, key Democrats say, despite opposition from organized labor and possibly the Obama administration.
Critical details have yet to be resolved, including whether to tax the benefits of all workers regardless of income and what portion of their employer-paid insurance premiums to tax. But the idea won a surprising degree of acceptance during a closed-door meeting of the Senate Finance Committee this week, according to several people present. And once-fierce opposition among House Democrats is softening as lawmakers confront their limited options for raising the estimated $1.2 trillion that will be needed to pay for reform over the next decade.
Single payer, which has administrative costs of 3%, versus the 30% that goes to CEO salaries, profits, and heath care denial under health insurance for profit, would easily pay for itself. But single payer is off the table. Why?
So that the Finance Wing of the FKD, which runs the administration, can prserve CEO salaries, profits, and health care denial, and now guarantee them a market by law.
Yay! They suck. They really do suck. It's time to stop defending them.
NOTE Couldn't some clever person, like Bernie Sanders, introduce legislation to take away Congress's public option until the rest of us get one? (Assuming it's genuine, and not some scam like Schumer's.)