With unemployment rates rising in this economy, there are people who have health insurance but their medical bills are too high. As a result of all of this, many people cannot afford to pay for proper medical treatment.
Health care reform is one of the tasks the government faces, and a comprehensive universal health care plan is expected to cost $1.2 trillion over ten years. Ideas have been proposed to pay for the new plan, and one plan includes taxing benefits to help the uninsured pay for medical bills.
Our firm’s San Diego personal injury attorneys believe that healthcare reform is not just necessary but also inevitable. We do not believe, however, that healthcare benefits should be taxed.
Too many Americans are without the necessary health insurance for paying their medical bills after illness or personal injury. Countless times they are forced to rely on government insurance, but does it always come through for them?
Right now, employers and employees do not pay taxes on health benefits. In 2010, this tax exemption will represent a loss of nearly $300 billion in tax revenue. Some health-policy specialists say the tax-exempt employer health benefits are inefficient because they encourage the purchase of more expensive plans.
If you are an uninsured American and injured in a car accident , then you could be left on the hook for high medical bills. Your injuries can be as minor as bumps and bruises or something that leaves you with physical disabilities for the rest of your life. On top of this, there are physcological factors, such as emotional trauma, that need to be taken into consideration.
If you do not have medical insurance, you might find it difficult to find medical treatment for these conditions because, like almost everything in healthcare, it is expensive.
Our personal injury attorneys in San Diego believe that a new comprehensive health plan will help many people get medical insurance so they will be taken care of in case of illness or personal injury. Hopefully, the new government can take a great idea formed in 1965 and make it better for generations of the future.
Call us now at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney and find out how we can help you. We speak English and Spanish, and we look forward to providing advice for your case. No fee if no recovery.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines