Stop putting words in my mouth. I am not complaining because people with pre-existing conditions get coverage now. I think it's great as my mother used to have a problem getting insurance bc of this. But it HAS to be paid for SOMEHOW and to force every person in the country to pay for it is wrong.<quoted text>
I'm not home, I'm at the airport.
You and ASDF were the ones complaining about our ability (people with pre-existing conditions) to get coverage now.
What are you complaining about Tamara? You know this as your husband and you are self employed and took that deduction for your insurance as well? We taxpayers were paying before you got Medicare too.
Tell me, if Obama is so set on helping people with medical problems, why did he cap Health Savings Accounts at $2500? A lot of people with disabilities use these to help pay their co-payments, deductibles and extras that insurance won't pay for. Why cap it?
Why did he change the medical deduction from 7% to 10% of your AGI if he wants to help sick people?
The first one would be because Health Savings Accts is money that is not taxed. If he can cap that amount, he can make you pay taxes on the rest. THe problem is, now millions of families have to find other ways to pay for the things their loved ones need.
The second one would be, well, just like the first one. If you can't meet the 10%, you don't get to claim the deduction and the govt gets more taxes. Looks to me like a lot more money is coming out of everyone's pockets in taxes. Nice way to help the sick and poor
There is a much simpler way to take care of this problem. If health ins companies were allowed to use a little capitalism and actually compete with each other over state lines, the market would take care of itself. It would make insurance companies sweeten the deal to get your policy dollars. Competition has a way of doing that.