Clinton proposing tax credit to help with health care costs

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  • LoveLondon Murray, UT
    Nov. 23, 2015 2:41 p.m.

    This proposed subsidy goes to show that Obamacare is a failed program. All Obamacare did was require everybody to sign up for health care, it did not decrease healthcare at all. As my doctor told me in a recent visit, Obamacare just helped health insurance companies. Creating a subsidy will just help health insurance companies long term.

    In fact, long term all subsidies just increase the cost of whatever is being subsidized. College tuition is a good example of this. The only group that has truly benefited from student loans and grants is colleges themselves. As student assistance has increased for tuition, tuition has increased and will continue to increase until the student assistance is done away with.

    Subsidies for health insurance will just increase the cost of health insurance.

  • Uncle_Fester Niskayuna, NY
    Nov. 22, 2015 7:36 a.m.

    Well it's refreshing to see that the democrats are admitting it's a tax. Clinton's proposal of giving a tax credit for this abominable tax - a tax the administration insisted was not a tax until the SCOTUS informed them that it is- is not acceptable. Obamacare is collapsing under its own unconstitutional weight and fiscal realities. Hopefully Rubio can completely kill it before the next election but if not the voters can.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 22, 2015 12:44 a.m.


    I thought Obama fixed all this.

  • Granny Saint George, UT
    Nov. 21, 2015 5:32 p.m.

    Then let EVERYONE take advantage of the tax, not just those who pay LITTLE to NO taxes!!

  • The Real Maverick Spanish Fork, UT
    Nov. 21, 2015 3:00 p.m.

    Funny to read all the conservative commentators criticize Clinton's proposals. What's the difference between her proposals and your conservative proposals of tax cuts and vouchers?

  • Back Talk Federal Way, WA
    Nov. 21, 2015 10:11 a.m.

    More deceipt from a politician.

    The Feds blame the States for not expanding medicaid but the Feds only pay for the bill for a short time. They then make the States pay for all of it. The Feds borrow the money to pay the initial costs but States have to cut benefits or raise taxes to pay later on.

    Other deceipt: giving a tax credit to people who dont pay taxes. Payroll taxes dont count becuase those go directly toward a person qualifying for social security and medicare. Certainly having people pay towards these benefits is fair and should not be off set with ficticious tax refunds.

    Now Hillory wants us to pay for the healthcare insurance for so called Middle Class Americans then if they ever do pay some minor costs (5% of income), she wants us to pay 5,000 towards those costs as well. Simply more excuses to try and buy peoples votes.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 20, 2015 11:25 p.m.

    Make someone else pay is stealing.

  • David Centerville, UT
    Nov. 20, 2015 10:48 p.m.

    Is Clinton's plan a tacit acknowledgment that Obamacare failed in its promise to reduce the costs of healthcare?

  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 20, 2015 8:34 p.m.

    It is the same mentality as cutting some off one end of your blanket and sewing it on the other. "Bending the cost curve down" to quote Mr. Obama would be a better approach, not simply passing costs on to some unknown entity.