Despite Big Talk, Republican Health Care Plan Falls Short On Funding For Families
Republicans claim their first priority in health care reform is making sure families have the coverage they need, but once again, they fail to put their money where their talking points are.
Under Republican Health Care Plan, Families Won't Be Able To Afford The Coverage They Have Now
Republican Plan: "The Patient's Choice Act of 2009 would restore equity in the tax code and give every American, regardless of employment status, the ability to purchase health insurance by: Providing an advanceable and refundable tax credit of $2,290 per individual or $5,710 per family." [Patients Choice Act, 4/09, emphasis added]
$5,710? Health insurance for a family of four costs an average of $12,700:
According to the National Health Care Coalition: "The annual premium for an employer health plan covering a family of four averaged nearly $12,700. The annual premium for single coverage averaged over $4,700." [NCHC.org, accessed 5/19/09; emphasis added]