November 18, 2019
BANGOR DAILY NEWS (BANGOR, MAINE

Dr. Keller, and his commission on health care reform, is typical of what government commissions find. Nothing. In the end they usually recommend raising taxes for someone.

Did the commission consider these facts? It has been reported that one in five workers is employed by the state. Then add all the children, people on welfare, and those who can’t afford insurance, who get full coverage by the state (taxpayers), plus schoolteachers. Now this is a large percentage of the population.

My wife and I pay about $4,000 a year for health insurance, not including dental. This includes a big deductible. We can’t even buy full coverage at any price. We also must pay federal and state income tax on the full amount of this. Did the commission consider what people in our position are paying, plus taxes, to support all the above?

The commission could at least recommend state employees and teachers pay 50 perecnt of their, means their giving advice on taxes, and give the taxpayers a break. Shirley Tidd Warren


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