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Bad idea for a number of reasons.His point #1 is rebutted by the only major study on health insurance purchasing patters in America, a 1980s study done by RAND. Note that the 80s is basically before the era of managed care.Point #2 is good and all, but the effect of Texas' tort reform is murky at best. (see here and here. #3, the idea of making incentives for purchasing insurance is okay, but tax credits are spent money by the government. And wouldn't the same effect be achieved by a voucher single-payer or some other market-based solution?Many of his remaining arguments are in the bill, and weirdly #10 seems to strongly argue for a single payer system.So he's full of a bunch of bad ideas, repeats a few good ideas, many of which are in health care bills already, and then comes out in favor of a really weird proposal which hasn't been the status quo in 50 years.
Busy this morning?
Easier to talk about health reform than seagulls.(No shot at Oliva, but what am I even supposed to say to that?)
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