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Forum Post: A public option healthcare plan would need a 15% VAT.

Posted 10 years ago on April 2, 2012, 12:48 a.m. EST by aflockofdoofi2 (-66)
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That VAT would fall heavily on the young and the poor. Every man, woman, and child would have to pony up about $700 to a $1000 month to fund a public option.



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[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

At 15 %, if everyone had to "pony up" $1000 a month, they would have to be spending $15,000 a month?

In Australia, we pay less than 2% of our gross income over a cut-off figure around ten grand, for our "free" public health plan. No dental included.

[-] -2 points by aflockofdoofi2 (-66) 10 years ago


This is the only way a public option will be funded, like in Europe today. The only way to get the money needed is to tax people who dont get sick, the young and healthy.