- Oct 2010
Obviously if in Canada the average family pays 41.8% in total taxes from income because single payer healthcare drives it that high that in the USA it would be at an even higher RATE than in Canada.
True. You've tenaciously debated JOM, with no effect whatsoever. So let's roll out the facts which are the crucifixes and garlic in the post-truth, lawless Trump Era. The US pays more for healthcare than any other first-world country, A LOT MORE.Neither of those are "obviously".
And we get less for the buck spent. Let's go to "the source," FOX, for the cost of providing healthcare for illegal aliens.
On Thursday, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), a policy group that advocates for lower levels of immigration overall, published a study finding that the cost could be up to $23 billion a year....
The study estimates that if all income-eligible, uninsured illegal immigrants received subsidies under the ACA, then the cost to insure would be $22.6 billion, but with “likely enrollment” of 46 percent, the total cost would be perhaps $10.4 billion a year. It predicts that the average cost of a subsidized premium would be $4,637.
If a mixed approach of ACA subsidies and Medicaid enrollment were used, the cost would dip to $19.6 billion with 100 percent enrollment, and $10.7 billion assuming “likely enrollment.”....
Granting free healthcare to illegal immigrants is an idea that has quickly gone from a far-left fringe idea to a key plank of many Democratic 2020 hopefuls in just a few months -- but it’s a policy proposal that could cost American taxpayers tens of billions of dollars a year, according to a new...
OK, according to FOX, including illegal immigrants in the US healthcare system would cost $23 billion. The total cost of US healthcare: ~$3.5 trillion, 18 percent of the US GDP. Total cost to taxpayers:
The federal government spent nearly $1.1 trillion on health care in fiscal year 2018 (table 1). Of that, Medicare claimed roughly $583 billion, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) about $399 billion, and veterans’ medical care about $70 billion. In addition to these direct outlays, various tax provisions for health care reduced income tax revenue by about $225 billion. Over $146 billion of that figure comes from the exclusion from taxable income of employers’ contributions for medical insurance premiums and medical care.
Federal spending on health care in 2015 The Congressional Budget Office and the Office of Management and Budget estimate that the federal government will spend...
$1.1 trillion + $225 billion = $1.325 trillion. Of that figure, $23 billion is 3.1 percent, the cost to taxpayers of enrolling illegal immigrants int the US healthcare system.
Where do we need to go from here JOM?