Half of all the people in the country donít want health care reform, according to an article Saturday in The Lima News. I donít believe that poll in the slightest.
When the health care reforms are implemented over the next few years, more people are going to be furious with how much it is going to cost them in increased taxes. As an example, did you know that if you make $40,000 a year and your employer pays $10,000 a year for your health insurance, you are going to be taxed on $50,000 because it is considered income?
Your tax rate is going to jump 5 percent next year on top of the tax on your employer-provided health care. The impact of the tax increase wonít be realized until you do your federal income taxes in 2012 for 2011. Over-the-counter drugs are going to go up 2 percent at the beginning of 2011.
I am tired of working just to pay more taxes into a system that will never work.
I donít begrudge anyone emergency care, but the abuse of the system has to stop. Strange, they still smoke and have cell phones, and I have to pay for their care. My health care plan has a $200 deductible no matter why I use the emergency room unless I get admitted. We go to the doctorís office, where we have a co-pay, or an ambulatory care center, where we have a co-pay.
The health care system needs fixed, but there are easier ways to do it than what is being shoved on us with the Obama health care plan.