Wondering who pays for health care

Posted: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Is the average American going to have to pay more for National Health Care because the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has granted waivers to 222 big unions and big businesses and the list is still growing? The waivers let them opt out of having to pay into the new plan. Also, Congress has exempted themselves and federal employees from the new Health Care Plan. If you want to know who got waivers you can look it up on the internet.

I understood that everybody would pay into a fund by new kinds of taxes to pay for National Health Care. Now I find out that 222-plus big unions, big businesses, members of Congress and federal employees are being exempted. Will there be enough money in the fund to pay for Health Care or will congress have to raise even higher taxes on everybody else in the country to pay for Health Care?

Wendell Goodwill, Sterling

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