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After Obamacare

Edward511 Wrote: May 12, 2012 12:37 PM
Why should the amount a person earns matter? I couldn't continue reading after the tax credit nonsense. The main problem: group medical plans provided by employers. Employers should not be required to provide such plans - but, as it had been before attempted mandates, employers can still provide an insurance benefit, but medical coverage must be bought by the individual. Any such benefit money (plus any additional) should be fully non-taxable. Then EVERYONE who buys insurance, regardless of employment status, should also have that non-taxable expense. This will create maximum competition, flexibility and mobility. Forget "credits" - those are always unfair.

Who should be in charge of your health care – you, or the government? That, in a nutshell, is what the debate over Obamacare is about.

True health care reform is needed. Unfortunately, the president’s signature law is the wrong medicine. Which is why, if the Supreme Court affirms that the law is unconstitutional and overturns it, we shouldn’t consider the problem solved. Not at all. We will simply have stopped applying a treatment that was making the problem worse.

One of the main ways it’s doing so: financially. Right now, health care spending amounts to about one-sixth of the...