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Subject: Re: Higher Medicare premiums for Top 25% Date: 4/14/2013 1:59 PM
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Hi JAFO,

Why do you assume that your employer would have paid the Medicare tax amount to you?
It doesn't matter whether they would or would not have, they had no opportunity to make that decision. If the funds were tehre (not only for the specified employer, but every other potential employer,) then our Fool could have competitively pressed for compensation to meet his value, and if the specified employer would have refused to compete with the overage, others would have had the opportunity to do so.

As it is, our Fool and his employer (and all other employers desiring his quality of service) were denied their freedom to negotiate a fair employment agreement including the selection of preferred medical insurance coverage. they were all forced to pay for inferior mandatory coverage.

Dave
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