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Senate Health Care = New Taxes, Fines, Fees and Mandates!
A health care bill currently being considered in the U.S. Senate would
increase government spending on health care by $848 billion in the first ten
years after passage and could cost trillions after that. In addition to a
dramatic increase in government spending, the Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act includes more than $200 billion in news taxes and
numerous fines and penalties for employers and individuals who fail to
obtain enough coverage to meet yet-to-be-determined government standards.
A new excise tax would be included on high-premium insurance plans, equal to
40 percent of premiums paid on plans costing more than $23,000 annually for
families and $8,500 for an individual. The Medicare payroll tax hike would
be increased on couples with income of more than $250,000 a year from 1.45
percent to 1.95 percent. Companies with more than 200 employees would be
required to automatically enroll employees in plans and companies with more
than 50 full-time workers that do not offer coverage would pay a fee as high
as $750 per worker.
Click here to tell Sens. Voinovich and Brown to oppose more taxes, more
costs and more mandates
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