Who is Taxed? Who is Subsidized? Senate Version of ObamaCare

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  1. Tom H. says:

    No wonder this is an unpopular reform.

  2. Larry C. says:

    On picture is worth a thousand words. What more need to be said?

  3. artk says:

    Although one picture is worth a thousand words, there’s alot missing from those pictures. How much will the increases actually be? Under 200K is a big and rather arbitrary range, considering the top 5 percent make 150K or more and 90% make 110K or less.

  4. Joe S. says:

    Half the cost of health reform is paid for by increased taxes, and most of that will come from people who definitely are not rich. I think that is what this graphic is illustrating.

    If you remember the presidential campaign, Obama, Hillary and virtually every other Democratic candidate promised universal coverage paid for by taxes on the rich — not Medicare benefit cuts and taxes on the middle class.

    Obama explicitly promised that no one earning less than $250,000 would pay higher taxes.

  5. Bruce says:

    I agree with Joe. Obama has been totally dishonest about this from day one.

  6. Paul H. says:

    I don’t believe there are 82 million “status quo” returns. What about all those hidden taxes on medical supplies and devices? Surely these will eventually hit almost everybody.

  7. Ken says:

    I agree with Paul. I think a lot of those status quo folks are going to pay hidden taxes.

  8. […] Number of people who earn less than $200,000 who will see their tax bill rise (Joint Committee on Taxation) […]

  9. rani says:

    oehtrwise. total population: 77.04 yearsmale: 74.77 yearsfemale: 79.44 years (2004 est.)With regards to the quality of their health care, see the :Many countries of the former Soviet Union have very high physicians per capita rates. Cuba also has a high number, and ranks third in the world, with 530 doctors per 100,000 people, behind Monaco (664) and Italy (554). The high number of physicians appears to be at least partly responsible for Cuba’s excellent level of health care. Cuba has a very high level of Life Expectancy, despite the fact that it has one of the lowest spending rates on health care.From :Cuba also boasts the highest rate of public health service in Latin America and has one of the highest physician-to-population ratios in the world. Alone remarkable for a developing country, these feats are even more extraordinary considering the context of a US embargo that’s been in effect since 1961. Because its access to traditional sources of financing is seriously hindered by the sanctions, which until rec- ently included all food and medicine, Cuba has received little foreign and humanitarian aid to maintain the vitality of its national programs. And herein lies the paradox of Cuba’s health care system: because Cuba has so few resources, prevention has become the only affordable means of keeping its population healthy.However, all is not rosy. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union Cuba has fell on hard times. From a summary of a report from :But ten years later two studies, conducted by the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the American Association for World Health (AAWH), indicate the Cuban people, especially the children, are now facing dangerous shortages of medicines and medical supplies. Although some of the blame can be placed on the dissolution of the Soviet bloc countries and inefficiencies within Cuba, the APHA and the AAWH find that the fault lies primarily with the U.S. embargo of Cuba.Like I started my entry, data points exist for both conclusions, but I’m convinced that the free market won’t solve the health care crisis. Cuba isn’t a paradise, but they have good health care.

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  11. Drielle says:

    he sure has worked tevroime to change this public ..BUT nobody said it was change for the better!!! we all need to initiation praying now for our public! the rate were going, we will not be free much longer! were already so deep in this so called government, they are scheming all! soooo sad!!! God bless us and care for us all!!!