TITLE

Unscrambling the Omelette

AUTHOR(S)
Evans, M. Stanton
PUB. DATE
October 1979
SOURCE
National Review;10/12/1979, Vol. 31 Issue 41, p1304
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on several bills proposed by the United States Congress to address the issue of rising health care costs. According to the author, these proposals are designed to change the arrangement which treats expensive medical insurance policies as tax free compensation, while equivalent money in a payroll packet is subject to a tax. The author applauds the efforts made by legislators to go after causes instead of focusing on symptoms.
ACCESSION #
6072823

 

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