Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Tax By Any Other Name

I have heard taxes referred to as many different things, but before today I had never heard of a tax referred to as a "quality assurance assessment."

To protect health care funding for Michigan kids and seniors, physician services would see a 3% quality assurance assessment. This assessment would be used to take part in a federal program; for every dollar Michigan contributes, the federal government will contribute nearly $3. Michigan will be able to bring in hundreds of millions of federal dollars, allowing Michigan to increase our state's Medicaid reimbursement to physicians, putting it on par with Medicare reimbursement, which will give more Michiganders increased access to quality health care.
Archaic Mlive called it a tax, but newspapermen can be so behind the times.

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