Re Healthcare –
My “Improved Medicare for all!” guy, Don McCanne (firstname.lastname@example.org), reports that:
Comment: Those individuals with good incomes and who have employer-sponsored health plans should not be complacent, but should be very concerned for the following reasons:
* The largest increases in the financial burden of health care have been occurring amongst middle- and higher-income people
* Among those with employer-sponsored private insurance, 18.4 percent face a high financial burden (spending over 10 percent of income on health care)
I’m inclined to accept this, since Don McCanne is not an apologist for the rich, and is moreover a confirmed universal healthcare proponent.
But this surprises me – the corporations soaking the middle- and upper-income brackets re healthcare costs? Progressive taxation by the corporations? Hmmmmm. Of course the rich can manage it (with good or bad grace), but that shrinking middle class is in more trouble.