pb4, the landlord pays the property taxes. It's like here, most states schools are paid with by property taxes. If you rent and have kids, they still go to school, but the owner of the property, your landlord, pays the property tax (part of your rent covers that tax, the landlord determines your rent accordingly to cover his expenses plus a profit).
I definitely would rather pay higher taxes and not have to worry about losing my health insurance if my husband's job situation changes. I am self-employed and have UC, I'd NEVER be able to affordable insurance on my own. Think of what it would do to the economy if people felt more free to start their own businesses without worrying about their health insurance? That would be tremendous!!
I do feel very hopeful about it all for the first time since the early '90s. Obama has already done more than anyone to date. I am already sleeping much better just knowing that if my husband gets laid off we would actually be able to afford COBRA since 65% of it would be picked up by the government. Yes, for a very limited amount of time, and you have to lose your job through no fault of your own (i.e., lay off), but heck, it's a start!!
46 yr old female, dx'd UC April 27, 2006; mild arthritis in lower back, dx'd May 2008; Osteopenia dx'd 6/08 Finally achieved remission mid October 2008!!
14 Remicade infusions, current scheduled every 6 weeks: 1st: 7/21/07; most recent: 3/14/09; Current meds & supplements: Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Xanax as needed (rarely); Rowesa and/or Canasa; multivitamin w/folate; Culturelle; Fish oil capsules, calcium chews and/or Tums; Vitamin D;
Past meds: Prednisone 4/06-4/08; Entocourt EC; Asacol; Colazal; Venofer (iron) injections Dec '07; Imuran (extremely bad reaction 2/07); Protonix; Lexipro