Does this sound like a good solution for part of the heath care dilemma?
How about the government providing interim insurance for people between jobs. They would pay as much as they could for it, and if they couldn't afford all the premiums, the government would then deduct the balance owed from income tax returns. That way folks could be covered and it would be not cost the government a thing. And the balance could be paid back without any effect on the worker's weekly paycheck.
Asked By: Mick Jaguar - 8/21/2009
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no. ur making too many assumptions. ur assuming that all jobs provide healthcare. also, when u switch to the new company, you'll have "pre-existing conditions" and could be denied. ur also assuming that everyone has a tax liability at the end of the year from which the premiums could be deducted. lastly, taxes... More
Answered By: bekah - 8/21/2009
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They do. It's called Medicaid, and Americans can get it when they are unemployed.
Answered By: Quan - 8/21/2009
No. It does not sound like a good idea. The issue isn't just folks in between jobs. Its people with pre existing conditions who can't get covered no matter what. Its also working people who can't afford the plans on offer or who work jobs that don't provide coverage.
Answered By: Beverly - 8/21/2009
I think it's called COBRA, actually. Of course, COBRA is not on a sliding scale. Medicaid is for flat-out broke people. Most people between jobs probably cannot qualify for it--depends on the state. It is both income and asset based here.
Answered By: ruth - 8/21/2009
Get the government OUT of the healthcare "insurance" business... try these ideas from the Chairman of Whole Foods - well thought out and workable, and won't cost us another two trillion dollars.. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204251404574342170072865070.html
Answered By: Jimmbbo - 8/21/2009
Medicare, Medicaid, Veteran's Health Care, SSI - there's already enough health care for every unemployed citizen. The system needs to be fixed - not discarded in exchange for 100% totalitarian control.
Answered By: Casper B - 8/22/2009
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