As reported everywhere, the census bureau showed that more people moved into poverty last year...again. That is just more Republican Immorality, moving working families into poverty while CEOs make millions more each year. But, Fitz hits upon the part of the report that I found most interesting, the number of people without health insurance increased and the percentage stayed constant.
but that that fewer people are being insured at work, with Medicaid and other government programs picking up the slack.
Fitz then goes on to make it clear WHY business needs to quit complaining about their taxes.
That makes is especially frustrating when business lobbyists clamor for tax cuts and point to Medicaid as a place to save money to pay for them. Medicaid and other government health care services are increasingly providing health care for employees that business lobbyists say that businesses can no longer afford to cover.
You can’t have lower taxes and increased Medicaid coverage for your employees. It doesn’t add up. It also is a reminder of how short-sighted the Senate was last session for refusing to consider a plan to establish a high-risk insurance pool to help people with chronic illnesses have a chance to buy coverage.
And, that is that. You can't cut taxes, which Republicans try to convince small businesses is best for them, and cover all of your employees with Medicaid. That means that if you continue to fight for lower taxes, then you're telling your workers that you don't even want them to have Medicaid, that you want them to join the nearly 50 million people without health insurance.
In addition, you are saying to soldiers and veteran's that you don't want them to have healthcare. You are saying to parents that you don't want their children to have health insurance. You're telling all of the people that rely on public health insurance, that you want them to become uninsured as well.