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Subject:  Re: Health Care Crisis: Open to Suggestions Date:  5/1/2001  10:46 PM
Author:  galeno Number:  37271 of 794414

markr33 wrote:
Is the health tax variable depending on income ? What would the health tax be on an income of $5000 per month ?

This is not a health tax for me or would it be for you. This is a voluntary program. I opted to be in it. Lots of small business people here pay the voluntary insurance. The voluntary socialized health insurance will cost you about 8% of your monthly income.

If you live in Costa Rica, i.e. citizen or resident, and are not covered in the health care system either by your employer or voluntarily, if you use the system you will get billed for services.

Now, if you have a $5,000 a month retirement income