No really, I am not kidding.
The Democrats never even bothered to talk to us, before slamming universal health care down our throats.
One day- that was it. The Democrats gave Wisconsinites one single day to talk about this plan before they voted on it.
I received some emails yesterday asking me how I felt about this new health care plan. Some folks were furious, some were just curious.
Let me start by saying- under no circumstances am I in favor is letting our state government handle my health care.
Like the rest of your folks, all I know is what I have read in the papers.
So far- this is what we have been told-
How it works is employers and employees will pay into the Healthy Wisconsin Trust. Employees' contributions are four-percent of their social security wages. Employers contribute 10.5-percent of social security wages. That mean on an average salary of $42,300, an employee pays $140 and the employer pays $370 a month. Sole proprietors or those with other sources of income pay 10-percent of income up to a cap.
The reason we know so very little about this plan is because the Democrats haven't bothered to discuss this with anyone.
We have also been told that this plan is similar to the Canadian health care system.
For the most part, this is all we know about this plan. That's it!
So here are some questions. Since this has already passed the Senate, I expect answers immediately.
The above plan states that an employee must pay on average $140 per month. Is this for family coverage?
If not, does that mean that both a husband and wife that are working and paying taxes- will they both be paying $140 per month?
How about junior's job? Is junior also paying for his own insurance?
My guess is that the $140 per month is only for single coverage. The Democrats have not bothered to tell us the real numbers and how much it will cost for family coverage.
More questions- I work in Illinois, but live in Wisconsin. How does this work?
Is my Illinois employer part of this plan?
Why is this plan mandatory and not voluntary?
Since this plan is based on percentages, does that mean every time I get a raise- my insurance payments and my employers payments will go up?
As it is- it is difficult to get in to see a doctor in a timely fashion- won't this send the Wisconsin health care system into a crisis? After all, we are adding hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites to the same system.
Last question for today(although there will be more) -
Hey Democrats, shouldn't we have talked about this?
I would like to receive answers to the above questions immediately. I assume state Senator Bob Wirch has answers to these questions, because he already voted to approve this insurance.
I will let you know when he answers.