Should governments subsidize health insurance?

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March 27, 2011
Cato Institute
by Jeffrey A. Miron  
Posted in Commentary

"Most people believe that government should subsidize health insurance. Liberals endorse this view with gusto, arguing for universal provision as in Canada or Western Europe. Conservatives endorse less government subsidy, but they routinely defend Medicare and the tax preference for employer-provided health insurance, the two largest subsidies in the United States. Given this 'bi-partisan' support for subsidizing health insurance, one might assume the arguments for such provision are compelling." (03/25/11)  

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