Wednesday, October 10, 2007

SCHIP Solutions

Here are some solutions we think would fill the current gaps in health care for poor families:

-Fix the tax code as it related to health insurance. Remove the distortion of the tax code with regard to the tax treatment of health insurance. Offer refundable, advanceable tax credits.

-Promote an alternative to traditional employer health coverage. Not all families fit into the employer-based system. Instead, lawmakers need to look for ways to facilitate individual purchases of health care products and stimulate a robust non-employer marketplace.

-Add greater personal choice. Enrol lees should have more coverage choices. Give them the option to use their existing public program allocations to purchase private coverage through the market

These are some of our ideas. What are yours?

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