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Issues in Health Reform

Who gets tax subsidies to pay for health insurance anyway?

As the Supreme Court is set next week to hear King v Burwell, the case against tax subsidies’ eligibility for non state Exchange state purchasers of health insurance, earlier post, this essay points out how most of us receive subsidies to pay for health insurance..whether it’s the Medicare population who paid into the system no where near what they are taking out, or those of us whose employers get our insurance premiums as a business write-off, and we get the benefit as pre-tax income.  As Rampell points out, these facts are important to understand in the face of the resistance many have to the tax subsidies received by most of the folks who purchase insurance through the Marketplace Exchanges.  The tax subsidies for those who work but don’t have employer sponsored insurance levels the playing field.   http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/if-you-want-to-know-who-gets-health-care-handouts-look-in-the-mirror/2015/02/26/53e2de84-bdf9-11e4-bdfa-b8e8f594e6ee_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

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