Health care is too expensive. So we need reform to lower the costs. Oh, and we need to pay for health care insurance for the uninsured. So we are going to tax health care insurance (if you have a decent plan) with a 35% surcharge.
And if health insurance now needs to provide coverage for all the assorted things congress is now going to require - whether you need it or not - won't a policy cost like $8000 a year, especially if a high deductible is not permitted?
Won't that make having good insurance as expensive as not having insurance??? Unless you can't get insurance in which case it will be free.
Somehow, I don't think this is about the cost of insurance or health care. I think it is about making sure everyone has the same crappy coverage and lack of alternatives.
Where have I heard this before: The government is going to collect a tax and put the money away so they can pay for future health care costs???? Oh yeah, that was medicare, which is bankrupt because the government spent the money instead. Now that they have to pay for medicare, they need to go collect some more money for another future promise. Bernie Maddoff anyone?