October 20, 2005

An Ugly Precedent

Posted in Politics at 4:30 pm by antonello

From the NY Times today:

With this latest development in Florida combined with the recent concessions by the UAW, the health insurance crisis smolders.  As long as health insurance is a patchy blanket provided by private employers the crisis will only become more severe. 

Allowing Florida to limit contributions will not limit health costs.  Indeed, Medicare is routinely significantly cheaper than private insurance alternatives. 

It is only a matter of time before large manufacturers like GM and Delphi will encourage some sort of national health insurance.  An anathema to the right, no doubt, but some public / private partnership will happen; it’s a matter of time. 

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