Sunday, August 26, 2007
At least he asked
Jeff Miller, my Congressperson, has this poll on the front page of his House.gov website:
Would you pay a 25% higher Federal tax bill for National Health Care coverage?
Hmmmm... I pay about $5000 in taxes per year, if you want to go high and count Social Security as well as income tax. Another $1250 per year would be a real bite. Some 289 of my neighbors agree and aren't willing to take that bite.
But speaking of bites... Back when I had insurance, that was costing me $5000 per year and when I needed it and tried to use it, what I got was cancelled. I also got hit with medical bills equal to about two years worth of my entire income, expenses that the insurance company had pre-approved, should have paid, and weaseled out of.
Would I pay $1250 per year for guaranteed medical care?
Oh Hell Yes.