Sunday, January 21, 2007

Health Insurance Proposals: Another Cruel Shell Game

The evil ones are rushing to propose health insurance reform before the honest and decent ones get a chance. Here's one example from today's Kansas City Star: "The proposal by the Health Coverage Coalition for the Uninsured, composed of 16 national groups, includes initiatives to expand children’s coverage and Medicaid eligibility and provide health insurance tax credits for low-income people."

Health insurance tax credits for low-income people? Low-income people cannot use tax credits. They don't have enough income to pay Federal Income tax and they damn sure don't have enough money to buy health insurance. Things haven't changed. The evil ones are still running the same old shell game. There's no pea under any of the shells and no affordable healthcare for the increasing number of uninsured and mostly poor Americans.

The current boss of bosses for the evil ones will propose a similar abomination in his State of the Union speech this week. The shells will be moving faster in this game and the chatter will be distracting, but the goal will be the same: those most in need will, under the slug's proposal, get no help while those who are well off will get a tax credit greater than what they will be made to pay. The difference will just be added to the Federal debt.

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