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By Michael D. Tanner Michael F. Cannon

Govt regulate has pushed overall healthiness care expenses sky-high even as that it has lowered the standard of care. As America's health and wellbeing care approach cries out for reform, may still policymakers embody much more govt making plans, or should still they struggle for extra person freedom? during this up to date variation in their 2005 e-book, the authors take on proposals that might allow govt deal with much more of America's future health care quarter. the continued challenge of ever-rising wellbeing and fitness care charges makes this publication as well timed as ever.

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Pensions), instituting layoffs, 41 HEALTHY COMPETITION initiating automation, reducing hiring, hiring ineligible workers, outsourcing, and refusing to comply with the law. 34 In a 2004 statewide referendum, Californians rejected an employer mandate. The proposed law would have required employers either to provide coverage for their employees and their employees’ families,35 or to pay additional taxes to fund their workers’ coverage through a government program. Studies of the proposed ‘‘pay or play’’ law suggested its cost would have been substantial.

What little study has been dedicated to Hawaii’s law suggests that ‘‘the Hawaiian mandate did relatively little in extending insurance to the uninsured’’ and that Hawaii’s high levels of health coverage relative to other states can be explained by population characteristics. 39 Nonetheless, employer mandates enjoy sporadic interest, in part because they allow government to tax consumers by hiding the burden in lower wages or reduced employment opportunities. 40 For example, several states have considered health insurance mandates targeted at Wal-Mart.

LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH FOR FEMALES (2002) 90 Japan 85 South Korea 80 75 70 Slovakia Poland Mexico United States 65 Turkey 60 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 SOURCE: OECD Health Data 2004, 3rd Edition, Tables 1 and 10. A more useful comparison of different health care systems is how well they cope with the same problem, such as infants of a given birth weight. Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute notes that controlling for birth weight shows that the United States does a better job than other nations.

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