Friday, May 29, 2009

Health Care Fixed as easy as 1-2-3

The Red Stater Health Care Plan-

1- Let everyone buy health insurance across state lines (drastically reducing rates) and encourage companies to provide group coverage rates to individuals.
2- Give everyone a "healthcare tax cut/refund" covering the majority of their healthcare insurance costs.
3- Problem solved.

There... that wasn't so tough, now was it?


Anonymous LarryJackson said...

Ah, but you miss one important thing, Grasshopper. To do as you suggest would take the power away from the almighty federal government. What were you thinking?

Sorry for the sarcasm, I just couldn't resist. They just have to make things complicated.

8:04 PM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

dangit.... foiled again. lol

9:14 PM  
Blogger Otter said...

You know still don't understand the whole health care tax credit thing Red. Someone is going to have to explain to me how this is really going to help anyone.

How does it help somebody that are so broke that they can't afford to buy their own health insurance in the first place? These people generally, don't pay much in taxes to begin with.

Unless, you are suggesting that these tax credits are given on their paycheck instead of waiting until the end of the year. Course, I don't really see how that would help either.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

Sure I do... I worked in the medical industry for over 15 years... and my wife worked in a non-profit healthcare facility in OKC for 5 years....

Individuals who don't earn enough to currently be paying a few hundred dollars a year in taxes are already covered under medicare etc.
Couples... who don't earn enough between them to currently be paying a few hundred dollars a year... again are on medicaid and getting help from social services already in place. So in effect they are already on government partially run healthcare.

You and your wife currently pay more than $500 bucks a year in federal income taxes I'm quite certain... yes?

Well, under my plan you would get to pick from a number of plans as low as a couple hundred a year then you get 100% of that money back in taxes.

You can get it now (more money on each check) or get it later when you file your taxes as a refund.

5:09 PM  
Blogger Otter said...

Technically Red, my wife and I are probably a bad example for this particular discussion. We do pay taxed on my paycheck but we actually end up getting it all back at the end of the year, plus some (with earned income credit).

10:29 PM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

Well, under my healthcare plan... you're screwed... lol unless your employer pays your premiums... then under my plan HE gets the big fat tax refund for that and you get free health insurance.

So you end up paying no taxes? Sweet.

Don't let Obama hear about that.

10:45 PM  

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