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Invitation to a Dialogue: A National Health Plan

Metz, Samuel (2011) Invitation to a Dialogue: A National Health Plan. New York Times.

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In “Will Health Care Reform Survive the Courts?” (State of Play, Sunday Review, Aug. 21), Philip M. Boffey states that “reforms would work far less well without an individual mandate” that requires citizens to buy health insurance or pay a penalty. I disagree. Health care reform could provide better care at less cost by replacing individual mandates with a single-payer national health care plan financed by taxes. Congress’s power to mandate purchase of private products sold at a profit is disputable, but Congress’s power to tax is not.


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health care reform, individual mandates, single-payer national health care plan
Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
Health > Policy
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    Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2011 12:56
    Last Modified: 25 Aug 2011 12:56
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3152

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