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Reid bill: 16M uninsured U.S. citizens pay a penalty tax, 8M uninsured illegal aliens do not

Editor’s note: An interesting problem posted by Keith Hennessey. Since we don’t have a good policy related to how to treat illegal aliens in the country, we cannot effectively deal with issues that their presence in the United States pose to various policies including health care.

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Posted on November 21st, 2009 by kbh

Under Leader Reid’s amendment, in the year 2019 about 16 million U.S. citizens would be uninsured and be forced to pay a penalty tax of almost $800 per year.  About eight million illegal aliens would be uninsured and would owe no penalty tax.  Both groups would get their health care through a combination of out-of-pocket spending and use of uncompensated care in emergency rooms and free health clinics.

http://keithhennessey.com/2009/11/21/penalty-tax-inequity/

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November 22, 2009 - Posted by | Federal Government, healthcare | , , ,

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