Increased property tax rates would help public schools with limited budgets. Improved public schools would send more and better-prepared students to college. Improved public schools would also help convince more industrial taxpayers to build facilities and create new jobs in West Virginia.
R. Terry Butcher
ACA will hurt doctors, everyone else
I just read a fantasy report. Froma Harrop has said that the affordable - more like unaffordable - care act is going to be better health care at less cost to the American people. First, doctors are no longer going to be independent professionals. They will be just like any worker who better not break a large company's rules or they are fired. They will be paid less money, and be far less motivated, and, frankly, work in fear of doing something, anything wrong. There will be a huge dropout rate and an even bigger shortage. Right now if you are ill you are admitted to three days in the hospital and then they get you out. Soon you will be lucky to go to the hospital!
The waiting time for doctors will increase beyond belief. A customer will truly be a number. Health care or any service or product has to really decline when the customer or patient does not pay for the service and or make their own choice about who their doctor will happen to be. It's only a matter of time!
As far as employers why would anyone want to go above 50 employees? The cost is and will be devastating. I would bet Froma has never owned or run a business, just a wild guess.