The Medical Nightmare

Evans, M. Stanton
March 1981
National Review;3/20/1981, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p294
The article examines the National Healthcare Reform Act, a legislation proposed by U.S. Budget Director David Stockman, in response to third-party payment problem. The aim of the bill is to free health consumers from federal tax and subsidy policies. Under the bill, employers who provide healthcare plans would have to offer options to qualify for tax exclusions. However, there are weaknesses of the proposed bill particularly its provisions concerning catastrophic medical expenses. But this can be easily corrected and of minimal significance compared to the benefits of the bill.


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