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    GOP Joint Economic Committee healthcare charts illustrate harmful effects of Reid bill

    12/19/2009

    The GOP Joint Economic Committee compiled a series of charts that illustrate the harmful effects of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) healthcare takeover bill, including:



    • Tax increases (particularly on the middle class)

    • Employer effects

    • Marriage penalties and other bad disincentives

    • Consequences of non- or inadequately inflation indexed taxes

    • Cuts in Medicare

    • Subsidies for citizens vs. non-citizens

    • Health care outcomes and cost comparisons across countries

    • A detailed flow-chart on “How to keep your Dr. under the Senate bill”

    All 38 charts can be seen here. 


    chart 1


    chart 2


    chart 3


    (Note that these charts do not reflect recent changes in the Senate bill such as the indexing of FSA’s or the increase in the Medicare “surtax” to 0.9 percent.)