[ Wednesday, August 05, 2009 ]


Health Reform: Interesting op-ed on the Wyden-Bennett Healthy Americans Act. I don't know what other baggage comes with the Act, and I don't know if it's really appropriate for the federal government to mandate that free people buy health insurance, but that may be the only alternative to allowing providers to refuse to provide care without payment. Since the latter alternative isn't viable, and we're going to require providers (at least hospitals) to treat all comers, then maybe everyone should be required to have insurance. At the very least, this is a nice incremental approach to what is perceived as the healthcare problem. William of Occam would approve.

Jeff [12:17 PM]

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