b) the state Constitution would have to be altered to allow for the progressive income/payroll tax;
congratulations: You're part of the problem. Those "piddly details" are at the HEART of the debate over how to proceed with the next steps in healthcare policy.
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You have to say “what you have now SUCKS, and I GUARANTEE what I have is FAR better.”
Even then, be prepared for a backlash from those who resent being forced to change.
As much as I admire him and as much as I support the ACA, his “If you like your plan you can keep it” promise was…um…poorly stated. Why? Because he forgot to include an important caveat.
Those 5-6M people (I was among them) received cancellation notices from their insurance companies.
That’s why the question of making it MANDATORY vs. OPTIONAL is so important.