The Heritage Foundation has come out with a new analysis of the current Health Care Reform legislation in congress and has concluded that it discriminates against the institution of marriage by increasing taxes on married couples.
Robert Rector, the Senior Research Fellow in the Domestic Policy Studies Department at The Heritage Foundation, released a webmemo today highlighting the findings of the Heritage Foundation which claims the Senate Health Care Reform Bill assesses an unfair tax on Married Couples.
The Senate passed health care bill would cost some couples up to $10,000 a year for simply exchanging their vows before a priest or a judge. On the other hand people who divorce, never marry, or cohabit will be given rewards to their coverage. Also people who remain married for a lifetime may also have "cumulative penalties" that can total up to $200,000.
In a chart provided on the Heritage website, Rector also calculates the difference in benefits given to a cohabiting couple versus a married couple. Depending on age and income level a couple can lose as little as $772 or upwards of $10,000 in government health benefits.
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