Rebecca Otto on Tax Reform
Fair and progressive taxes to pay for new benefits
Otto's plan also would provide coverage of mental health and chemical dependency treatment among other benefits. Paying for them would include reducing administrative costs, as well as duplicative and inefficient services and fraud.
The plan would be funded half from "re-directed public dollars" and half from a package of "fair and progressive taxes to be developed with bipartisan input." Eliminating costly insurance premiums and deductibles would save
Minnesotans money overall, her website notes.
Otto--who brings to the effort an auditor's emphasis on oversight and measurement--notes that the plan is a start, one that would be fine-tuned as it begins to account for the many variables in play.
It won't be possible to anticipate every unintended consequence, she acknowledges, and "we'll never get it perfect the first time." Instead, Otto calls the plan a "realistic start."
Source: Twin Cities Pioneer Press on 2018 Minnesota governor race
, Oct 25, 2017
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