Monday, February 15, 2010

Taxing MDs in Michigan

Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm has revived the idea of taxing physicians to help make up the state budget deficit.

It would be like trying to solve the hunger problem by taxing the farmers who grow food.

Between the predicted 21% Medicare cuts and these additional taxes, I expect many Michigan physicians will either stop accepting indigent patients or just leave the state.

With the apparent stalemate at the national level on ObamaCare, we'll see more state-level action such as this. Will states attempt more government controls (as Michigan), or will they adopt genuine free-market reforms?