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Unbiased Analysis of Today's Healthcare Issues

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By: Jody Corcoran

Wed, 31 Jan 2007 16:58:11 +0000

An excellent summarization of the healthcare proposal. I needed some insight and some sort of explanation as to what exactly President Bush was proposing...and you gave it to me! Thanks!

By: Envisioning 2.0 » Blog Archive » Grand Rounds: 3.19

Tue, 30 Jan 2007 00:14:45 +0000

[...] President Bush’s proposal to provide individuals and families with a tax break on health insurance received a lot of attention in the healthcare blogosphere last week. Jason Shafrin, author of The Healthcare Economist, takes a look at the implications of Bush’s proposal. He concludes that it is a boon for the rich. [...]

By: Fard Johnmar

Fri, 26 Jan 2007 23:23:16 +0000

This is an amazing post. I wouldn't be suprised if a newspaper copied your chart and used it to explain the real impact of Bush's plan. If I may, I suggest updating the chart so that it illustrates information about the value of the deduction for single people making $75,000, $150,000, $300,000, $500,000 and $1 million. That would really drive the point home.

By: Joseph Paduda

Fri, 26 Jan 2007 00:41:29 +0000

Jason - an excellent review, along with an eye-opener re the trillion dollar health insurance plan. That's brilliant.

By: William Bryson

Wed, 24 Jan 2007 16:25:37 +0000

I'm confused. You're suggesting the Bush Administration is proposing a tax cut that disproportianately favors the wealthy?? That goes against everything they've stood for over the past six years!

By: Leopold

Wed, 24 Jan 2007 16:07:08 +0000

It is very educational and good source of information. Thanks for sharing it

By: Gotham Gazette - The Wonkster » Blog Archive » Health of the Union

Wed, 24 Jan 2007 13:54:03 +0000

[...] Health Care Economist examined the pros and the cons and concluded the minuses outweigh the pluses: “The plan does little to help those who need insurance most. The dollars saved from eliminating the deductibility of employer-provided health insurance could be used in a much more productive fashion to provide health care to more Americans.” Compiled by Gail Robinson [...]