New York

New York Health Act is the best option

Taxes shouldn't be the deciding factor in health care
Today there is a strong pull to the idea of no taxes. Many groups try to paint a picture that without taxes and government services we would be better off. We need both and we need to place the burden properly. The groups advocating no taxes are backed by billionaires who don’t want to pay. No taxes will not help the regular person. 
The AHCA (Affordable Health Care Act) bill is an example of bad management of taxing. It does not solve the health care problem and puts the burden on lower and middle class and elderly. The ACA is a better work in progress, but look at the New York Health Act before our state government. Income is taxed on a prorated scale; the Medicaid tax in property taxes goes away. Same health care; you pick any doctor you want.
If you earn $25,000 or less and area self-employed, you pay nothing. At $50,000 or less and self-employed, you pay $188 a month. That’s far less for the same care without kicking millions of people off. Single-payer is the gold standard around the world. It is not socialized medicine.
It’s a payment plan that works. New York Health Act, think about it.
Patricia Sprott 

Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion

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