S. Goulet: Taxpayers ripped off again

Have the hard-working, tax-paying Maine workers past the age of 40 seen their medical insurance premiums skyrocket lately?

After checking with my insurance carrier, I was told that state legislators had passed legislation (PL90) requiring the over-40 population in Maine to subsidize the cost of medical insurance for the younger sector to make it more affordable for them.

The state insurance bureau said it was based on the over-40 age group requiring more medical attention. The bureau probably does not remember the days when insurance premiums were lower for non-children bearing adults.

As usual, that is the type of legislation people can expect out of the politicians who, incidentally, get a great benefit package from taxpayers.

I think it is time that the so-called representatives for the people, whether here in Maine or in Washington, have to pay the same cost of living as us commoners so they can see how difficult it is trying to make a living in this country. Maybe then they would realize what actions are needed to help the people of this country.

They should try going after the high cost of medical care before ripping off the lowly taxpayers again.

Steve Goulet, Greene

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RONALD RIML's picture

You don't need 'Insurance' - Simply Health Care.

Yet "Guido' the "Insurance Company Racket Man" is still out there shaking down Americans the the Mob Rats of Old.....

Most civilized countries merely pay for 'Health Care' through taxes - which is delivered to their citizens in a non-profit methodology. They pay much less of a percentage of their GDP than we in the U.S. do - for a much better outcome.

But hey, we have hoards of 'Insurance' markets to support, in addition to a failing health care system. That's how we've decided to invest our $$$$.

Too bad we couldn't get the 'Mob' out of 'Medicine'

MARK GRAVEL's picture

By mob in this case you are

By mob in this case you are referring to the government right? The same government that is imposing this indirect tax on the consumers?

Funny how everything governments do make things worse – everything. Let’s try something new, smaller government. Let's start with cutting pensions of those who double dip off the taxpayer.


Especially the most avaricious mob of all ...

The Democratic Party.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Steve, I agree with you

Steve, I agree with you completely. That said, how come we keep elected the same people into office?

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Dumb and dumber? Did you

Dumb and dumber?
Did you really think oBAMa would be elected to a second term? That is absolute proof of how uninformed America's voters really are. At least half of us are the dumbest people on the planet.


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