Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Stolen Idea number one

One way to silence the bitching and moaning that is sure to come from universal health care opponents would be to make enrollment in the program voluntary. Just structure the program such that it has more benefits and less cost than comparable commercial programs. Make it more attractive to employers than commercial insurance. Yet allow every individual an opportunity to opt in or opt out. Those who have strong convictions against it don't have to use it. The pool of participants will be quite adequate without them. By the same token we should allow like-minded people to opt out of Social Security. No pay, no play. Let them try the investment route.

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