Monday, February 17, 2014
A Mandatory Clarification
For well over a year now, I have supported a healthcare reform package that includes a) personal health savings accounts, b) subsidies to the poor, and c) a high deductible catastrophic policy for emergencies. The part of this proposal where I may not have been clear enough is that in order for this plan to be workable (getting everybody into the risk pool), a and b would have to be mandated. I mean, I probably thought that this was something that should have been understood and obvious but, yes, being that there are in fact some sub-par intellects out there who seemingly read this stuff, I absolutely should have been much more clear; MANDATORY HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS (either a % of income like Singapore or a minimum-maximum situation).