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Mandatory Health Insurance Now

The Reason magazine makes an compelling argument in favor of mandatory private health insurance (“Mandatory Health Insurance Now!“). A subsidy could help all individuals to afford the insurance. Some of the funds for this subsidy could be raised by eliminating the tax-deductibility of health insurance. This program funnels more than $140 billion a year in federal tax breaks to workers.

The article includes comments from Wharton economist Mark Pauly and a review of a recent New America Foundation health policy paper.