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Did you know about these economic land mines buried in health care reform?

As legislators and others comb through the massive health-care reform law, they are finding little-known provisions that will have a big impact on the American people and our economy.

For example, tucked into the health-care law is a provision that imposes a 3.8 percent federal tax on the proceeds from the sale of your home.

Sallie Mae, the company that processes student loan applications, just announced 2,500 layoffs because of a little-known provision in the health-care reform law that implements a government takeover of the student loan program.


What do these have to do with health care?

Nothing. Read on, because there is much, much more.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:31 PM on May. 11, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (6)
  • Yes, I knew about a lot of these. But whenever the issues were raised, those of us that were opposed to the health care reform bill on the table were called fear mongers, haters and tea baggers. 

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 8:57 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:31 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • I knew about the student loans part - we're experiencing those changes first hand as my husband is currently going to college.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:57 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • This bill is FULL of stuff that has nothing to do with health care or health care reform. The amount of pork in it is staggering.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 8:50 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • I have to agree with the PP. Anytime someone mentioned it was the crap in the bill not the concept of healthcare reform that we were against, we got shut down by the emotists. Well they got what they want they wanted.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:20 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • hey so long as people think they are getting something for free...more gimme gimme gimme in the good old USA..they dont care about anything else
    mamakirs

    Answer by mamakirs at 10:15 PM on May. 11, 2010