New Director Believes Healthcare Must Spread Wealth Around
Businesses in the Inland Empire are concerned about changes in Healthcare. Dr. Donald Berwick, just appointed as Director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has a clear philosophy, “any health-care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must—must—redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and less fortunate,” reported by the Wall Street Journal.
With 2500 pages already and thousands more to be written by “staff” Berwick will be a major influence to the drafting of these regulations. The indication is that the middle class will pay for those who can’t or won’t provide themselves with healthcare.
The top 10% of income earners will now pay an additional 3,8% Medicare “payroll” tax surcharge that will apply to investment income. This makes the new healthcare bill almost certainly the largest transfer of wealth in American history.
Business owners in the Inland Empire can stay informed on the new healthcare bill’s effects on your business at http://www.henehan.com/resources_healthcare.htm. The Henehan Company is an Inland Empire leader in benefits and group health, and will be having workshops about new healthcare policies in the up-coming months.