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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:39 PM

19. Healthcare premiums can be deducted pre-tax from your pay.

This encourages people to buy the best (usually most expensive) plan they can.
These companies have executives with huge salary and benefit packages.
If $28 billion is expected as this year's profit for the industry, that puts the federal tax take on that money at just under $6 billion. According to news this past June, UNH (UnitedHealth) is paying out about $4.25 billion in dividends.

TEN BILLION DOLLARS is coming from United subscribers and going to taxes and dividends. This same money would actually go to healthcare if health insurance providers were mandated to be non-profits.

That's ONE company.

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