Friday, May 05, 2006

Health Care Non-reform

Leave it to Massachusetts to really screw up any chance at Health Care reform. From Betsy McCaughey of the Wall Street Journal today about "Romneycare’s Fine Print":
  • Individuals who elect to buy their own insurance there must buy HMO policies. Preferred provider plans (PPO’s), which permit you to choose your own doctor or treatment, are not allowed. (Section 65)
  • Employers with more than 10 employees must supply their employees health insurance or pay $295 per employee as an annual tax a state fund. Not participating would mean the employer is on the hook for 100% of medical expenses his employee or family member incurs should they become sick.
  • But best of all: Union shops are exempt. (Section 32)
What? Union employees don’t get sick?


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