Health Care and Housing in MA

Health Plans in MA which meet the requirements of Obamacare cost about $11,500 a year for two adults and about $14,000 for two adults in their early 40s and early 50s with one 6 year old child (see https://www.mahix.org/individual). Most people get the taxpayers to cover a portion of these costs but nevertheless WHY do these plans cost so much?

So my legitimate question is this: “What’s the reason you cannot create a system similar to the one in Europe and Canada where people pay a small health care tax deduction from their paychecks just like they currently do for Medicare and they can see the doctors and have the medications they need?”

If we follow the same model as health care then rents should not be capped but every tenant should automatically get Section 8 or a similar state program – the less they make the more they should receive as a subsidy. After all that’s exactly what we are doing with Health Care in MA. So why then not do the same thing with Housing?
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2023 Ferreira v. Charland (landlords can no longer dare evict anyone for no-fault – all it takes is a tenant just to show that the landlord violated some law, any law, no need to prove they were owed any money)

I am not a fan of housing court judge Robert Fields. My opinion of him is that he is one of the most anti-landlord judges in the state but apparently he is not anti-landlord enough for most judges in the Continue reading 2023 Ferreira v. Charland (landlords can no longer dare evict anyone for no-fault – all it takes is a tenant just to show that the landlord violated some law, any law, no need to prove they were owed any money)

By Making It Harder to be a Landlord in MA, They are Making it Also Harder to be a Tenant in MA

I admire the stamina of our legislators. Never give up, never surrender. The problem is their “solutions” are exactly the opposite of what needs to be done if they want more housing. Rents too high? Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy- let’s Continue reading By Making It Harder to be a Landlord in MA, They are Making it Also Harder to be a Tenant in MA