Location: Pantego, Texas, United States

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

There has been a lot of discussion about the proposed 40% tax on so-called "Cadillac" Health Plans. The unfairness of the exemption from the tax of Obama's union supporters has been discussed a lot. One thing that I have not seen discussed is that taxing something causes there to be less of it. My question is, why do Democrats want me to get less healthcare? I think it is fair to say that they are engaged in class warfare. It appears that Democrats once again do not want to increase supply, but rather are concerned about making sure that whatever is available is shared equally. This is the same mistake Democrats make regarding the economy in general. The result of Obama's healthcare plan will be less healthcare for everyone in the US. What will happen over a few years is that clinics will be developed in foreign countries to serve Americans. This is already happening to some extent with people travelling to India for hip and knee replacements. Thus as with the economy in general, the final result will be outsourcing of medical care overseas. (That has happened in Canada and Great Britain.)


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