My Turn: Keep doctors in Hawaii with GET exemptions, increase in Medicare reimbursement rate
How do Gov. Josh Green’s general excise tax (GET) cuts help low-income people who pay hardly any taxes? Cuts in taxes benefit rich folks. Removing the 4.5% general excise tax from medical services, like bills for doctors and dentists, blood tests, MRIs, X-rays, and drugs would keep more money in the pockets of the citizens of the Big Island. A tax cut that is felt every day.
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