Thursday, July 06, 2006

Triumvirate's Excellent Question

BagManJim Doyle, temporarily inhabiting the Governor's mansion, pushes a Wisconsin version of the "Healthy New York" plan to remedy health-care-cost woes.

The Triumvirate examines the plan in question and finds that certain "mandated benefits" which other health plans must cover are NOT covered by the State plan. So here's the question:

If these mandated benefits are unessential enough that the state can relieve the mandate for some people to save them money, why can’t the state relieve all people from the mandate so our businesses can slow the hemorrage of money into their skyrocketing health care premiums?

Separately, Fraley asks about the deductibility of HSA's--another excellent question.

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