HR 3400 the Republican Alternative

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    Have you read the bill?

    Some questions then, if I may?

    Exactly how does the bill help a minimum wage worker get health insurance?
    Does it pay for it? Offer tax rebates? Mandate insurance companies all pick up the uninsured free of charge?



    As a side note : If your going to quote Winston Churchill in your signature you might want to study up on history a bit. It was Churchill who started universal healthcare in the UK just after world war 2. IE I doubt Churchill considered healthcare for all part of socialism.
    Just saying: Kinda silly to attack healthcare with a quote from churchill in your sig when he was the one who started the UK work and healthcare programs.

    Matter of fact they can thank the US for paying for the first five years or so of their universal health care after world war 2
     
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    Text of H.R.3400 as Introduced in House: To provide for incentives to encourage health insurance coverage, and... OpenCongress
    (a) In General- In the case of an individual, there shall be allowed as a credit against the tax imposed by subtitle A the aggregate amount paid by the taxpayer for coverage of the taxpayer and the taxpayer’s qualifying family members under qualified health insurance for eligible coverage months beginning in the taxable year.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink

    ‘(b) Limitations-CommentsClose CommentsPermalink

    ‘(1) IN GENERAL- The amount allowable as a credit under subsection (a) for the taxable year shall not exceed the lesser of--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink

    ‘(A) the sum of the monthly limitations for months during such taxable year that the taxpayer or the taxpayer’s qualifying family members is an eligible individual, andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink

    ‘(B) the aggregate premiums paid by the taxpayer for the taxable year for coverage described in subsection (a).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink

    ‘(2) MONTHLY LIMITATION- The monthly limitation for any month is the credit percentage of 1/12 of the sum of--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink

    ‘(A) $2,000 for coverage of the taxpayer ($4,000 in the case of a joint return for coverage of the taxpayer and the taxpayer’s spouse), andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink

    ‘(B) $500 for coverage of each dependent of the taxpayer.



    Also...

    ‘(a) In General- In the case of an individual, there shall be allowed as a deduction an amount equal to the amount paid during the taxable year for coverage for the taxpayer, his spouse, and dependents under qualified health insurance.


    Also...

    SEC. 221. EXPANSION OF ACCESS AND CHOICE THROUGH INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP ASSOCIATIONS (IMAS).


    All of these reforms help a min. wage worker get health insurance.


    Your either a liar or misinformed about Churhill....
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Health_Service_(England)
    A national health service was one of the fundamental assumptions in the Beveridge Report which Arthur Greenwood, Labour's Deputy Leader and wartime Cabinet Minister with responsibility for post-war reconstruction had successfully pressed the cabinet to commission from economist and social reformer William Beveridge.[5] The government accepted this assumption in February 1943, and after a White Paper in 1944 it fell to Clement Attlee's Labour government to create the NHS as part of the "cradle to grave" welfare-state reforms In the aftermath of World War II. Aneurin Bevan, the newly appointed Secretary of State for Health, was given the task of introducing the National Health Service.
     

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