One of the most controversial subjects in the news today is health care. Weather we should follow in the tracks of many European countries and get national health care. There are many pros and cons to going over to a national health care system from a current private health care system. The main things to look at when finding whether or not something this important will work are; quality vs. quantity of health care, the big increase in taxes, the constitution and declaration’s rights to medical care, whether or not it will work well, and examples of how it is working for other countries.
One of the most predominant issues with the universal healthcare policy is the fact that it will cause taxes to skyrocket. All taxpayers will have to pay for each other’s healthcare through this policy. Sadly this means that the hardworking middle class employee will be forking money out of his or her paycheck to pay for people who are able to obtain jobs but instead sit at home and don’t even bother trying to look for one. CNBC reports that a 3.8 percent tax would be imposed on interest, dividends, capital gains and other investment income for individuals making more than $200,000 a year and couples making more than $250,000. (Health-Care)
Why is it that someone who makes more money should be forced to pay more money than someone else? Is that not a form of discrimination towards the upper middle class? Many families that make over $200,000 spend enough already for things like schooling, food, and personal expenses, especially if they have more than one child. The average family already spends a very high amount on healthcare premiums, and if the new bill is put into affect, then american families can expect those to skyrocket. American taxpayers are about to be hit with the largest tax increase in the history of the United States. According to an analysis by the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation the health care bill will generate $409.2...