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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-01-2009, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Ron Paul, the libertarian congressman from Texas, whom nobody ever confused with a me-too Republican, has proposed a health care reform that deserves the name "reform."

It's almost certain not to get anywhere, though. Which might be a mercy. Americans might risk broken arms reaching for it too fast.

It's this. Whatever a family has to pay for the doctor, the hospital, the pills or the shots, it could deduct on their federal tax return.

Get that? A 100 percent tax credit on health care costs. Socialized medicine turned inside out, you might say.

Instead of the government taking care of us, we take care of ourselves. And by just that amount, lowering our tax bills.

The screams in Washington might be heard clear to Pittsburgh, where the congressman who marches to his own drummer grew up in suburban Munhall. Pangs of tax starvation would grip the Treasury. Rep. Paul, a retired physician, would treat that malady by putting Uncle Sam on a severe spending diet. In short, a snowball's chance.

Yet his proposed H.R. 1495, the Comprehensive Health Care Reform Act of 2009 is a useful exercise. It demonstrates how market forces might yet rope in the inflation that's stampeding toward socialism.

Paul's good health care idea won't ever survive - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Seems to me this wouldn't be a 1990 page plan, rather, it could be on one side of a napkin.


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All medical costs, including for high-deductible insurance tied a Health Savings Account (HSA), would go toward a tax credit. And the credit could be refunded against payroll taxes, letting low-wage workers in on it.
To improve on this, and to make HSA's more attractive, Ron Paul's proposal should also remove the insanely low government caps on yearly contributions to HSA's.

But then again, that's too much common sense for Washington to grasp. Too bad Republicans and Democrats can't understand this simple idea.

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JMO , if they were to treat an insurance policy ,like a savings account , where you may have something left at the end , most would be more careful with frivolous , & or excessive claims . car , home , health , whatever ....I have a garage liability policy , that I have paid 180,000.00 into over the years (no claims )I have been in business,



had I put that in the bank ................











Give me some of it back.....

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Exactly Rick.

For some reason, government doesn't think that we can be responsible for our own health care, or responsible with our own money.

But that's the thing, responsibility for our own healthcare will cause people to start living healthier. Responsibility with our own money will also drive down the cost of health care. Problem solved.

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