In the days ahead, US lawmakers will try to hammer finality into their health insurance reform legislation for the nation.
The way it looks at the moment, some of the tax-changes that will happen are:
· there will be a surtax on individuals making more than half a million dollars a year
· there will be a tax on the very comprehensive insurance plans — those with very high premiums
· there will be an increase in the Medicare payroll tax
Despite this increased taxation, many in opposition see, and warn, of skyrocketing medical costs that will cripple the country. They say and see nothing in the reform package to properly address their concerns.
Contrary to the current myth, this whole hoopla is a health insurance bill and not necessarily a health-care reform bill.
Senators and Congress members have their own special health care benefits.