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A Health Care Cheat Sheet

Next time someone tells you that health-care reform is complicated and impossible to explain, give them this.

By Ezra Klein  |  August 17, 2009; 2:36 PM ET
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Ezra, it's not complicated at all. Democrats want more government involvement, Republicans want less. The best ideas are: providing vouchers (supported by Zeke Emmanuel) for those who need them (Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP), taxing employer provided benefits, expanding the individual market with HSAs, providing a tax credit for qualifying plans.

You could achieve universal coverage for far less than $1T over ten years; you would stimulate competition in the private market by eliminating employer provided coverage and you would put people in charge of their own health care decisions.

Ezra, you would stimulate a lot more debate if you include a feature which e-mails us when someone responds to our comments.

Posted by: kingstu01 | August 17, 2009 3:27 PM | Report abuse

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