Let’s do the math:

A family of four who makes $67,000 will be mandated by the federal government to purchase health insurance at a cost of $13,788. This is 21% of this family’s income.

In eight years, that family will make $80,000 and insurance premiums will have doubled to $28,000. This is 35% of this family’s income. Add taxes of 30% and, in 8 years, healthcare insurance and taxes will consume 65% of this family’s income.

In 16 years, that family will make $100,000 and insurance premiums will have doubled to $56,000. This is 56% of this family’s income. Add taxes of 30% and, in 16 years, healthcare insurance and taxes will consume 86% of this family’s income.

8 years = 65%

16 years = 86%

24 years = Your family is screwed.

Remember…health insurance premiums double every 8 years. There are no significant realistic cost control measures in any of the bills.

Today’s corporate interests have killed any hope for significant reform in exchange for short term profits. It’s criminal how they are sustaining the current business model of healthcare saying that next year they will curb spending by 1%. We need a new business model that curbs spending by 50%.

via vulgarlad

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