Insurance Monster Tuesday


Just before Sunday’s Democratic primary debate in South Carolina, Bernie Sanders released the details of his Medicare-for-All universal healthcare proposal, saying it is “time for our country to join every other major industrialized nation on Earth and guarantee health care to all citizens as a right, not a privilege.”

The plan (pdf), also known as single-payer healthcare, builds on the successes of both Medicare and the Affordable Care Act (ACA), “eliminating expensive and wasteful private health insurance,” and saving taxpayers money by “dramatically reducing overall health care costs and bringing down skyrocketing prescription drug prices which are far greater in the United States than in any other country.”

According to the Sanders campaign:

The shift to universal health care would be paid for with a 2.2 percent health care premium (calculated under the rules for federal income taxes); a 6.2 percent health care payroll tax paid by employers; an estate tax on the wealthiest Americans and changes in the tax code to make federal income tax rates more progressive.

Under the plan, individuals making $250,000 to $500,000 a year would be taxed at a rate of 37 percent. The top rate, 52 percent, would apply to those earning $10 million or more a year, a category that in 2013 included only the 13,000 wealthiest households in the United States.



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16 Responses to Insurance Monster Tuesday

  1. David B. Benson says:

    More progressive.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Minor head cold.


  3. Den says:

    Chicken soup will help.
    Palin endorses Trump, fools of a feather…


  4. jimhitchcock says:

    Chris Hayes interviewed Jane Mayer, author of Dark Money, tonight. Worth a watch (insert the obligatory ‘screw you, Koch Brothers here).


  5. Den says:

    Mujibar was trying to get a job in India.

    The Personnel Manager said, “Mujibar, you have passed all the tests except one. Unless you pass it you cannot qualify for this job.”
    Mujibar said, “I am ready.”
    The Manager said, “Make a sentence using the words Yellow, Pink and Green.”
    Mujibar thought for a few minutes and said, “Mister Manager, I am ready.”
    The Manager said, “Go ahead.”
    Mujibar said, “The telephone goes green, green, green, and I pink it up, and say, ‘Yellow, this is Mujibar.'”
    Mujibar now works as a technician at a call center for computer problems. No doubt you have spoken to him.


  6. º¿carol says:

    Still cold here. Place above Lansin, Up North got dumped on the past couple days with lake effect snow from Lake Michigan. Just a dusting here, almost like having no snow. I would hate to live Up North.

    Took Bob to his doctor appointment today. Made my 3 salads. Cooked up ground turkey and a sweet potato for Quincy, then washed dishes. That took care of my day. Oh! And this morning after the things I do w/ Quincy, I watched 2 episodes of “Wolf Hall.” I read the book, not the sequel, so I thought I’d get the 6 episode series from the library. It’s due back Thursday, 2 episodes left to go. I think I’ll make it. It’s about Henry VIII and the Anne Boleyn business. The main character is Thomas Cromwell. It’s a book about him actually.


  7. David B. Benson says:

    Was lying down for another half hour. Back to the penne pasta salad.


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