Sunday, August 16, 2009

Buy health care or pay extra taxes?

That seems to be what's in HR3200. Ed Morrissey at Hot Air has the text, and a video of Senator Spector saying that in a free society, people will have a choice not to be covered.

The text is quoted at Hot Air. It seems to say that anyone failing to buy health insurance in any given year will owe a tax equal to 2.5% of his income over a certain level, or the national average premium for that year, as determined by the Secretary, in coordination with the Health Choices Commissioner.

I wonder how many people will calculate the tax, and decide it's cheaper to pay that than it is to buy insurance (apparently a common problem in the Mass-a-Care plan).

SCSUScholars discusses the section in their blog.

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