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The Contradictions In the Clinton Health Plan

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Publication Date: January 1993

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Stuart M. Butler

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Health (Health care planning)

Keywords: Health care

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The modifications needed to make consumer-choice proposals work effectively are contained in the comprehensive plan developed at The Heritage Foundation. The essential features of the plan are contained in S. 3348, sponsored in the Senate by Orin Hatch, the Utah Republican.This plan would introduce tax and insurance reforms which would, in effect, open up an improved version of the federal employee health system to all Americans. It would allow them to choose plans offered by unions, churches, farm bureaus, or employer groups. They could make a choice without regard to their place of work. And the plan’s tax reform would give Americans the means and the incentive to choose wisely and economically. And in doing so, it would provide all American families with essentially the same health system enjoyed for many years by their representatives in Congress.