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Fix health care. But fix the deficits, too

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Publication Date: September 2009

Publisher(s): Tax Policy Center

Author(s): Alan J. Auerbach; William G. Gale

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Health (Health care financing)

Keywords: Health Insurance; Federal Budgets & Fiscal Policy; Taxes and Social Programs; Budget Issues

Type: Report

Abstract:, Op-Ed. Obama and other policymakers need to pay more attention to a fundamental conflict underlying the health care debate: People want the federal government to do much more than they are willing to pay for through their taxes.