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Comparing Plans to Federalize Health Care

The Washington Post has a useful thumbnail comparison of the major health care bills currently being discussed in Congress. The analysis provides an overview of costs, coverage, and key provisions.

What's most interesting are the common features:

  • All ban exclusions based on pre-existing conditions;
  • All require individual mandates, and two of the three current include employer mandates;
  • All subsidize insurance premiums for families up to three or four times the poverty rates;
  • Two of the three include government-run insurance options.

The debate, over course, is far from over, but it looks like businesses and individuals are going to face higher costs regardless of who "wins" in Congress.

Samuel Staley is Research Fellow


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