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A conglomeration of tax incentives and subsidies masks federal benefits

...Three programs make up most of this "hidden welfare state," as another scholar calls it. The first is employer-based health insurance, which is subsidized by the ability of businesses to deduct some of the costs from their taxes. The second...
Obama health plan will benefit every working American

...But health-care reform would do vastly more. Obama has proposed a reform that would, while keeping the employer-based health insurance that covers most Americans, create a public health insurance system for the 46 million that do not have...
Consider this cure for what's ailing us

...The fan dance underway in the capital will do nothing except make worse what is occurring in the nation. Employer-based health insurance plans are eroding. Premiums are soaring. The number of Americans without insurance is climbing, perhaps...
Alaska faces health care challenges

...worked in a small restaurant. Like many small Alaska businesses, the restaurant could not afford to offer employer-based health insurance. A cardiologist told the young man he likely faced a $200,000 bill. "It was like, what are we going...


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