Saturday, January 16, 2010
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Surprising absolutely no one, Obama, Pelosi and Reid have decided (behind closed doors) to give a huge healthcare tax break to the unions. Individuals with so-called "cadillac healthcare plans" will pay a new, hefty 40% tax...but if an identical plan is owned by a member of a Democrat-friendly union, they'll pay no additional taxes at all until at least 2018.
This means a loss of $60 billion in tax revenue which will have to either come out of medical services...or additional costs for any individuals who haven't struck a devil's deal with the Democrats.
Does it make sense that people should pay different amounts for their healthcare based only on political cronyism? And with this happening already, can anyone seriously believe that politics won't also play a role (even a life-threatening role) in the medical care we can eventually expect?