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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...

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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...

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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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071001/opE_Cure.shtml
Opinion
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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