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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Health Care Reform (the right kind) in the states

Georgia enacted a few of the health care reforms we have been touting. From the SPN Blog:

Georgia eliminates a major tax inequity by allowing individuals to deduct 100% of their insurance premiums from their state income taxes. (If only the federal government would follow our lead!)

Additionally, small businesses with less than 50 employees will now be able to fund a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)-only plan. Employees will be able to use the pre-tax funds in these accounts to purchase individual health insurance and/or for medical expenses.
The latter parallels the reforms undertaken in Missouri.

Meanwhile, Florida will allow individuals to purchase low-cost, mandate free insurance plans

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was once a hard-working taxpayer, but recently I lost my job, and my health insurance, thanks to the economy and the gas prices.

So where exactly does that leave me?

I WANT government funded single payer healthcare. When working I would have been glad to pay for it in my taxes, and now I need it.

Count me as one of the millions of regular folks who are sick and tired of feeding the health insurance corporations and their CEOs.

When I lost my job, there was no mult-million dollar golden parachute for me, and guess what WE pay those golden parachutes. I would rather pay taxes than feed these private, paper-pushing multi-millionaires.