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Monday, December 03, 2007

Sweet

Oh yes. Just what we need. More laws, more monitoring, more taxes, more garnishments:Edwards: Garnish Wages If Needed to Cover All
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Under the Edwards plan, when Americans file their income taxes, they would be required to submit a letter from an insurance provider confirming coverage for themselves and their dependents.

If someone did not submit proof of coverage, the Internal Revenue Service would notify a newly established regional or state-based health-care agency (which Edwards has dubbed a Health Care Market).

Those regional agencies would then evaluate whether the uninsured individual was eligible for Medicare (which covers those over 65), Medicaid (which covers the indigent), or S-CHIP (the State Children's Health Insurance Program which targets the working poor).

If the individual was not eligible for either of those existing public programs, the regional-health care agency would enroll the individual into the lowest cost health-care plan available in that area. The lowest-cost option could be a new Medicare-like public option or a private insurance plan.

The newly covered individual would not only have access to health benefits but would also be responsible for making monthly payments with the help of a tax credit.

The exact size of the financial obligation would vary according to a person's income (lower-income Americans would receive larger tax credits).

If a person did not meet his or her monthly financial obligation for a set period of time (perhaps a year, perhaps longer) the Edwards plan would empower the federal government to garnish an individual's wages for purposes of collecting "back premiums with interest and collection costs."

The process, according to the Edwards campaign, would resemble the process used to collect money from Americans who are delinquent on federal student loans or child support payments.
Oooookaaaaay then. You will provide proof of insurance, or we will place you in a plan of our choosing, on which you will be required to make payments. If you fail to make the payments, we will garnish your wages and collect those payments just as if we were to garnish your wages for failing to pay your income tax.

Nice.

Where's a fucking sniper when you need one?

I think I'll move to Mexico and become a citizen. Then I'll sneak back across the border as an illegal to live here in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
That way, I won't have to worry about taxes, insurance, any of that shit. I'll just hang out and steal enough hubcaps to buy me some cervesas and tortillas. Let everyone else pay my real bills.




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