Thursday, June 28, 2012


From White

As we move into the final stage of the historic push for health reform, opponents of reform are testing the age old adage that if you only say something enough times you can somehow make it true.  Yesterday, we heard a new version of the old, tired refrain that the health reform bills in Congress would raise taxes on the middle class.
So let’s set the record straight:
  • First, the health insurance reform bill being considered in the Senate does not raise taxes on families making less than $250,000 – in fact it is a substantial net tax cut for American families. The bill being considered represents a substantial net tax cut for middle income families. According to the independent Joint Committee on Taxation, the bill will provide nearly $450 billion in individual income tax cuts over the next 10 years.

1 comment:

Epaminondas said...

Since there IS NO EXCHANGE in Maine and will be none (Maine is actually CUTTING PEOPLE OUT OF MEDICAID because the state is broke), it is going to cost me $695 to get NOTHING, until I qualify for medicare and a CADILLAC TAX on my wife's rural teacher's salary because her BIG TOUTED BENEFIT, her health insurance is a cadillac policy.

All this will remove disposable income, PS - which I use to by the RX's I need (from canada) after the heart attack, about $250/month.

So where is this net cut?