Democrat looking at taxing health benefit | Politics | Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Senate Democrat said Tuesday he would consider taxing U.S. workers on their employer-sponsored health insurance to help pay for extending coverage to millions of uninsured Americans.
Most U.S. workers with health insurance get it through their employers -- 160 million of them -- although recent surveys have shown that number is declining as businesses try to cope with the rapidly rising cost of insurance.
The employer-provided benefit is not taxed as income and critics say the tax break encourages workers to seek a more generous benefit package than they might want if it was taxed.
This is a subversive move to push people on to government health care by making it way more expensive to be privately insured.In the budget he submitted to Congress last week, Obama proposed setting aside $634 billion for his promised health care overhaul. He proposed raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans to help pay for it.
The government doesn't want an independent populous.
If you can't take care of yourself don't worry the government will make everyone else pay for it.