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Tuesday, April 4th 2006

Reasonable Universal Coverage

A legal requirement to have health insurance or be penalized on your state income tax. Tax breaks for businesses (who must provide health insurance if they have more than ten employees). An expansion of medicaid coverage for children. Incentives for insurance companies to provide stripped down low cost plans for healthy young adults.

All of these have been blended together into Massachutes’ first universal coverage bill.

I am certainly intrigued by it. If this works I think it presents a very, very good pragmatic compromise.