Subsidizing health insurers with other people's money
Feb 20, 2018 at 1:10 PM
Up Close With catches up with Maryland Patient Safety Center President & CEO Robert Imhoff to learn about some of his team’s upcoming efforts and their goal of making health care services in Maryland the safest in the nation.
Here is an idea — instead of penalizing those without insurance to help subsidize the insurance companies because of the federal mandate disappearing, why not tax the workers who are getting insurance from state and federal jobs as if it were income and use that money? That is essentially free or subsidized insurance paid for by the taxpayers and the cost of which they should be paying both state and local taxes on.