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Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Pay a Premium to reform health care
Attempts to reform the health care system must please insurance industry's Harry and Louise.
Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle
Responding to Americans' desire for health care reform, a near-desperate desire in some quarters, almost all of the presidential candidates have put forth a plan to increase access to medical insurance. The resulting options range from market-based solutions to national health insurance. The most intriguing proposals, and possibly the most pragmatic, would build on the successes of the private health insurance market and mend the cracks of its failures.
All eyes are on Hillary Clinton's plan, which John Edwards' campaign claims is nearly identical to its own. These plans and several state reform efforts hinge upon requiring individuals to purchase health insurance. In the case of Clinton's plan this is coupled with a mandate to insurers to offer insurance to all who apply, regardless of health status or other qualifiers.