White House Wants You to Pay For Own Health Care
It's not a secret that the cretin in chief doesn't care about us common folk. That there has been no outcry about his plan to remove tax breaks for employer health insurance is pretty amazing.
The natural effect of making it more expensive will mean most employers will eliminate employee health plans and leave it in the lap of the individual employee.
Employer-paid health care is exempt from federal and state taxes. That amounts to an average $2,778 subsidy per worker this year, or about $3,825 for a family plan, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
President Bush, calling health-care spending "unsustainable," has proposed eliminating the tax break for employer health plans because it has "hidden from employees much of the growth in insurance premiums."
Cost-shifting to individuals sweetened by a tax deduction won't make it affordable. Although you can deduct health-account contributions, it can obscure the real cost of medical care.
Health care is offered by every other industrialized nation, but in the U.S. we have an executive branch that wants to take away what we have.
It is time to let the class warmongers in the White House know that we won't let them cut out the basic care this country deserves. A klieg light should be shining very hard on the retreat from public interest that this maladministration is plotting against us.