I was recently interviewed by Paul Howard, Director of the Center for Medical Progress at the Manhattan Institute (and coauthor of this recent New Atlantis article), on the flaws in the health-care bills now pending in Congress. During the discussion, I note that some of the most unpopular aspects of the bills as currently drafted have yet to get the public attention they deserve. For instance, the bills are highly regressive, requiring millions of low wage workers to take up insurance offered by their employers with no additional financial assistance from the government. That “mandate” will be viewed as a tax when properly understood by voters.
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