Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Health Care Reform

Allowing anyone to deduct all their medical costs (premiums, admission fees, medicine) would be a great step toward reforming health care.

Business deduct health care contributions made for their employees. Why can't people deduct health care costs like the big corporations?

Ron Paul has introduced a bill to allow people to deduct health care costs.

Paul's good health care idea won't ever survive

Ron Paul, the libertarian congressman from Texas, whom nobody ever confused with a me-too Republican, has proposed a health care reform that deserves the name "reform."

It's almost certain not to get anywhere, though. Which might be a mercy. Americans might risk broken arms reaching for it too fast.

It's this. Whatever a family has to pay for the doctor, the hospital, the pills or the shots, it could deduct on their federal tax return.

Get that? A 100 percent tax credit on health care costs. Socialized medicine turned inside out, you might say.