My GOP and Pale Pastels

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen 7 Comments

Questioning our local Republican officials for their public endorsement of the AHCA President Obama broke his word not to tax those with incomes under 250K. Republicans are creating a special class of citizens with Adjusted Gross Income under 150K. Both believe the state is the solution to healthcare scarcity. At least Obamacare allowed my family to opt out and address our …

A few points on Medicare For All

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 1 Comment

“Today, the Medicare Tax rate is 1.45% for individuals with earned income up to $200,000. Employees and employers each pay 1.45%, for a total of 2.9%. Unlike with Social Security taxes, there is no limit on the income subject to Medicare taxes.” – Medicare only covers 50m people. So it would cost 6 times current rate to cover everyone – …

Understanding Justice Roberts on Obamacare

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Guest Commentary by Jason Jackson Chief Justice John Roberts is taking a lot of heat from conservatives over his rulings on Obamacare, but amidst these lost legal battles the Chief may actually be laying the ground work for winning a broader war. Consider first the decision issued Thursday in King v. Burwell. Roberts, writing for the Court, concluded that federal …