Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

HEALTH CARE Common Ground

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

HEALTH CARE Common Ground

Article excerpt

Who says there is no bipartisanship in Congress?

Rep. Dick Armey and Rep. Pete Stark agree on something, and anyone would be hard put to find such opposites in Congress.

Furthermore, and fortunately, what they agree on is a way to help 43 million Americans.

Like many politicians, they want to use the tax code to correct a problem. But at least they want to use it the correct way: as incentive rather than punishment.

One major defect in the health care system is that it is financed largely through the business sector, for reasons fairly well known, through health insurance paid for in part by the employer.

Obviously, people who are unemployed are left to pay for their own health care, if they can.

With many workers today choosing part-time work or moving from job to job, the problem is made worse.

Individual insurance would solve the problem, of course, but the government's official policy is to frown on individual ownership. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.