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Opponents of health care overhaul highlight taxes in law, supporters push benefits

Mandate is not the only tax found within the health care law


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  • one old man Ogden, UT
    June 29, 2012 8:02 a.m.

    What too many people forget -- or choose to ignore -- is the fact that we have all been paying a hidden tax for years.

    A tax imposed on the rest of us by those who do not have -- or can't afford -- health insurance.

    The other tax we have been paying goes directly to health insurance companies. What is it? 30% of our premiums go for "administrative" costs? Why is it that "administration" of insurance companies is so costly while for Medicare it's something like 12%?

    Profit is a dirty word for some people. Gouging is even dirtier. But isn't gouging what is actually happening?

    All the ACA does is move the hidden tax from the shadows and take it into the sunlight. But some of our politicians are like vampires. They shun the light.