Another Reason to Make Health Insurance the Property of the People

Readers also learned that non-profit organizations are rebelling at the tax reforms proposed as a part of the federal government take-over of Americans’ access to medical services, expecially the tax credit to small businesses to subsidise their employees’ coverage. Because non-profits don’t pay income tax, they would not get the credit.

Non-profits, large and small, range from ACORN to the Heritage Foundation! As long as the health “reform” fiddles with the income-tax code, they will be seriously disadvantaged. It’s a big head-ache for the president’s agenda.

But the solution is simple: give the tax break to the employees, to buy health insurance of their choice, which they won’t automatically lose if they lose their jobs.

John R. Graham is director of Health Care Studies at the Pacific Research Institute.

This blog post originally appeared on National Review’s Critical Condition.

Nothing contained in this blog is to be construed as necessarily reflecting the views of the Pacific Research Institute or as an attempt to thwart or aid the passage of any legislation.

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