Save Medicare/Medicaid/Obamacare by raising or adding which taxes?

By now, we all know that government provided health"insurance" is on a collision course with lack of funding. Either benefits have to be cut or taxes raised -- or we kick the can down the road and make things worse in the 2020s.

So, which taxes that you actually pay are you willing to increase? and by how much?

If this is not enough revenue, what's your next choice of tax that you actually pat to make higher?

[You can not validly raises taxes on businesses unless you are a business owner.]

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  • 3 years ago
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    With both tax increases and benefit cuts being untenable to a bipartisan congress, I think medicare's future is that it will turn into a voucher program. People will be left to find their own insurance and can use their voucher to offset that cost. People who can afford to pay the difference between the cost of insurance and their voucher will receive top notch first-world medical care, those who can't will be screwed.

    My $0.02.

    • Spock (rhp)
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      3 years agoReport

      while this isn't the sort of answer I was wanting, it's the best of a very sad lot.

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Obamacare works fine. Give it time. You're talking about a complete overhaul of the two biggest institutions we have. Health care and health insurance! The stupid con/Repubs want instant results! No way. It'll take about 10 years easy. Be patient guys. Socialized medicine will be just fine. Don't listen to all the crap!

    • Spock (rhp)
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      3 years agoReport

      Financially, socialized medicine isn't doing well in either Britain or Canada. We aren't smarter than they are -- it won't do well here either. {It also isn't delivering services well in either country, but that's another story.}

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    I know how we'll these programs with all the trimmings of Thanksgiving.

    Here's the new Tax Return Format

    Form 1040 Individual Income Tax Return

    Line 1) How much did you make? $_________.00

    Line 2) How much tax was withheld $_________.00

    Line 3) Subtract Line 2 from line 1 $_________.00

    Line 4) Write a check to the US Treasury for the amount on line 3

    and mail it to the following address:

    Internal Revenue Service Center

    Fresno, CA 93888

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  • 3 years ago

    I would remove the income cap on the Social Security withholding tax, (6.2%/12.4%)and make it unlimited, as it already is with the Medicare tax,(1.45%/2.9%).

    Also, just go and show up at any nursing home and take the tour, and you will see many, many people who just stare at the ceiling all day who can't even control their own drool, and are fed artificially though tubes punched through their stomachs. Why? Because "I wants everything done for mama!" is the usual reason. And we spend billions of healthcare dollars on these "people".

    If we just made tube feedings illegal for the demented, we would have more than enough savings to give everybody basic health coverage.

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    • thomas f
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      3 years agoReport

      It would save tons and tons of needless hospital admissions and "musical chairs" patient care, back and forth, to and from the hospital, for years.

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