Business lobby backs hospital tax
WMC support represents important gain
for new coalition of health care, employer groups
By GUY BOULTONgboulton@journalsentinel.com
Posted: March 14, 2008
A coalition of health care systems and business groups in Milwaukee is setting out to explain why a proposed tax on hospitals is not really a tax.
The coalition, StopTheShift.org,
came together to win political support for the tax - or, as supporters prefer to call it, an assessment.
O K from Dictionary.com
1.the act of assessing; appraisal; evaluation.
2.an official valuation of property for the purpose of levying a tax; an assigned value.
3.an amount assessed as payable.
Why do people have to change the name for a tax? Is it to deceit people? Huh! And at the end of the article.
From Pauls Dictionary-
"Cost-shifting is not a concept that is easily understood by the general public," said John Oliverio, chief executive of Wheaton Franciscan
Cost Shifting- noun -
1) the art of taking both hands and grabbing ones own ankles and kissing your money away.
2) double speak from liberals to explain how you are not paying enough taxes.
When will people wake up . Where are the people that complain of the high cost of health care?