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How much tax an individual and a family will pay
for national single-payer health care, improved Medicare for All.


A rough estimate for an American with income only from their employer(s) will be that they will only experience the increase to an expected 5% in the Medicare payroll tax (based on expectations about what will be proposed in Congress related to H.R. 676).
Below is a rough estimate of the required tax.
We will post more details about the expected required taxes when such details become available.


Rough Estimate of Tax

The expected increase in the Medicare payroll tax is in the range of 3.3% to 3.7%, raising the tax to about 5%.

If the Medicare payroll tax increases from the current 1.45% to 5%, then here is the total amount of employee payroll taxes for health care:
   — $41.67/month = the health care payroll cost
          for every $10,000/yr of earned income
          Example: $208/month for $50,000/yr of earned income.


Why only a rough estimate is available for how much an individual or family would pay in taxes.

  • There are multiple funding proposals. There have been and are many funding proposals with either national-based or state-based single-payer funding proposals. U.S. Congress committees and associated analysis will need to narrow down the proposals to one.
  • No bill is under consideration. No national health-care-for-all legislation, such as U.S. House bill H.R. 676, has enough support yet to be considered for debate and economic analysis by the U.S. Congress. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) will not do an economic evaluation until a bill has enough support of Congress.

Current status of support for Medicare for All via single-payer health care. Go here to see the current level of support in the U.S. House and here to see the current level of support in the U.S. Senate.

  • We, the people, need to first establish the demand for improved Medicare for All, such as by having people learn about it and sign up at this website.
    • Then there will be enough focus placed on the proposed legislation to resolve the number of proposals with the help of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) evaluations.
    • Then one financing proposal can be established, refined to a final proposal, and evaluated by the CBO.

In the meantime …
what can we expect for overall costs in the United States

For many years the average cost of health care per person in other free-market countries has consistently been 40% of what Americans pay.

The Costs and Savings web page provides more explanation about the cost-cutting (“savings”) indicated by the above figure.


More Information

We already pay the current Medicare tax:
      1.45% paid by employers; 1.45% paid by employers

A set of ideas for sources of funding considerations can be found within the appropriate section (Section 211) of H.R. 676. As implied by the above reasons ("Rough Estimate"), there will be likely be no firm proposal established until the legislation has more support and is being considered by the full set of members in the U.S. House.

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