More than 30 states allow insurance companies to discriminate based on age, medical condition, past medical conditions, job, etc when deciding on how much to charge for health insurance. Firefighters, police officers, etc have to pay high premiums because they have risky jobs. Bush's solution... Tax them! Old people. Old people who fought off cancer. They really need to be taxed!
He'd have gotten a lot more support if he hadn't added in that tax clause. I'd rather pay a 2% sales tax than force those groups of people to have to pay taxes on their health insurance. I mean.. what was he thinking? He wants people to have health insurance, so he taxes people who do. Hello? Clue Phone.. its for you W.