- Aug 4, 2000
I’m just wondering one thing about your “financial analysis” you made, vis a vis your 8% healthcare tax and all …where in your accounting does all the health insurance premiums employers have been paying go? Vanish into thin air? Seems that’s what most do who spout the drivel like you posted.
Cry about taxes going up while ignoring the thousands of dollars per year going into your pocket…from all those ins premiums that were paid for you (employer funded) and by you (your own premiums, not to mention No deductibles, co-pays, etc.)
And I say thousands because the average yearly single person’s health insurance premium was $7900 while a family’s ins premiums were over $22,000. That’s 2022 info. Below is an interactive graph display of ins premiums (private thru work…US typical) from 1999-present for singles and fams.
Premiums and Worker Contributions Among Workers Covered by Employer-Sponsored Coverage, 1999-2023 | KFFThis graphing tool allows users to explore trends in workplace-sponsored health insurance premiums and worker contributions over time for different categories of employers based on results from the annual Employer Health Benefits Survey. Breakouts are available by firm size, region and industry...www.kff.org
So, I seriously doubt any of those figures and where that money would go. I seriously doubt you’d let your employer just Hoover them up, never to heard of or seen ever again.
Think all that money now spent on premiums might somehow cover the tax increase? Maybe? Bet more than a few (if not every freaking person in the country) would end up doing better financially with single payer.
I was watching a video on how bad things are in the UK with their "free" healthcare. You have to wait a very long time for an appointment, only get 10 mins to consult with a doctor, are only allowed to mention one problem (even if you have many) as that is all the doctor is allowed to treat.
I dont like the expensive mess we have now, but 100% socialized medicine is not the answer.