60 billion in new taxes to pay for healthcare reform

United States
May 9, 2009 9:05pm CST
Yep. Obama is purposing 60 Billion dollars with of new taxes over the next ten years to help pay for his healthcare overall. I have yet to see the plan. It is suppost to be released Monday. The tax increases are going to effect "wealthy estates,businesses, and others". I wonder who the "others" are. 60 Billion was more than Obama had said would be needed....but we saw that one coming didn't we. Obama's health-care overhaul is being estimated to cost more than a trillion dollars over next 10 years. So how is he going to pay for the short fall....a lot of short fall? If he is going to raise 60 Billion in the next 10 years but the costs will run 1 trillion won't that just add to our debt and deficit? So what do you think of this plan? Is it smart to increase taxes on the corporate sector comparing Washington told us they were doing so bad that we the tax payer had to give them trillions of dollars just to keep them afloat? What about increases taxes on the "wealthy and others". Is it really their responsiblity to pay for the rest of the country's healthcare? We are not their responsibility. Yes Healthcare needs to be overhauled. But what needs to be overhauled are the Health Care companies. THey are pro profit. Which means they try to take in as much money as possible and pay out as little as possible. The health care companies have been a big contributing factor in the risking cost of health care. We pay for our plan. When we go to the doctor we pay our co pay. But the doctors have to pull teeth to get paid....if they end up getting paid. Which means the loss in income is passed on to everyone else. I definately do not want to see this country go to a one payer system. the last thing I want to see is government run health care. I also don't think the government's first response to an issue is lets throw more money at it. I think they just need to regulate the health care insurance companies more. That would go a long to solving hte problem. Without taking more money from the american citizens. Tell me what you think.
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• United States
10 May 09
Like others have said, i really would have to see the plan before I make a concrete view on the whole thing but I know that the health care system HAS to get changed somehow, i can't get health care now so my monthly inhalers cost me $50 a month, because I have pretty bad asthma if i get healthcare it would cost me an arm and a leg, I don't work, i go to school but because I don't take enough units this semester, hopefully next sememster I can....my point is that im in the very lucky position actually because even though i struggle to afford my medications, many can't.....so all i know is something HAS to change
• United States
11 May 09
So get to the root of the problem of why medications are so exspensive and then find a way to lower them....not just take more moeny from people to pay for it.
• United States
11 May 09
exactly and one thing that I am extremely concerned about it asthma medication, you know how people use inhalers for their asthma, they are called "rescue inhaler" aka albuterol inhalers,,,,they no longer make the generic inhaler because of pollution concerns i guess because supposedly the generic kind let off this harmful thing into the atmosphere, so the only option is the non generic, which for people without insurance costs $25 more here in Sacramento, thats almost double the price....so you are exactly right because every time i have to refill my inhaler in my mind i just hear the health care companies going "CHA CHING!! CHA CHING!" like a slot machine
• United States
11 May 09
i want to refine my comment about agreeing with you because reading another comment that you made i think i better understand what you feel...my response i meant that the ideal solution would be to drastically change the health care companies, but if that didnt get done or couldn't, then no i wave no i would have no problem taking a little money out of the rich peoples pocket because they would be no where if it wasn't for the hard middle and lower class workers of this country, and in another comment below when you said that you hate how people think the government should have to take care of them....is something that like i talked about in my comment below that my family and i were penniless, you saying that offends me because at that time we had nothing and would have starved if it hadnt been for welfare and foodstamps....so basically your comments were an insult to my families integrity, my father is THE HARDEST WORKER I HAVE EVER KNOWN,,,,he works 10 hours a day as an electrician so before you start your judgements and cutting off all of the poor or homeless people, think about everyone's situation and think about if you are being practical or just heartless because i can guarantee you that cutting off welfare will mean that some hard working, good person goes hungry and theres a chance that person has a child who will too go hungry
@gewcew23 (8012)
• United States
10 May 09
Oh yeah I looking right now at the list of government responsibility and not seeing where it is governments job to overhaul health care. Have you every wondered they so many people come to America to use our "messed up" health care system?
• United States
11 May 09
yep. If our system is sooo messed up why does everyone from other countries come here to get health care?
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• United States
11 May 09
We are america and we are so thankfully in a better position than most countries, we have more money than most countries so when we say our system is "messed up" that means its "messed up" by our countries standards....its "messed up" because if someone without health insurance has an emergency and needs a major surgery, they either can't be approved for the surgery or if they do, they are in debt for god knows how long because it costs a ridiculous amount, its "messed up" because while there are corporate CEO's making millions of dollars a year, there are senior citizens going hungry at times because thats the only way that they can afford their needed medicines....im not saying its worse than other countries health care, but that doesn't make it good at all
@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
10 May 09
If this health care thing happens, all of the good doctors will go somewhere else. Or they will go underground and charge people on the side extra money. They are not going to put up with welfare prices. We will also get the worst health care ever in this country. Even the poor will get worse care. They will get the very worst. The well to do will be able to pay a doctor under the table to get good care. People will not get medicine after a certain age because there will be no money to pay for it. Thing like dialysis that used to be guaranteed will no longer be that way, the same with diabetes. Insulin will no longer be guaranteed. People will be allowed to die just because the Gov. health care is not going to work. This is really sicko. Shalom~Adoniah
• United States
10 May 09
I don't know what is in the overhaul yet. But you can bet I will be getting a hold of a copy on monday when it is released and very carefully reading it. How is he going to justify 60billion in new taxes? And how is he going to cover the HUGE gap. It is going to cost around 1 trillon. Where is it going to come from?
@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
10 May 09
He has not justified any spending so far so why should he start now. He just does what he wants and eventually the country will go bankrupt. Those who hold our paper will then step in and own us. Health care and all the other stuff will come to a screeching halt and we will be learning a new language. Shalom
@meandmy3 (2229)
• United States
10 May 09
I will have to see what the plan is before I can say yes or no regarding the plan. my gut however is against it. I do not want the government making the deceison as to when I can go to the doctor and what doctor I can see. I Know things need to change but I am not so sure I want someone else choosing my doctor etc.
• United States
10 May 09
I know it needs to be overhauled. But I am not sure if throwing 1 trillion dollars WE DON'T HAVE is going to help.