Here’s a nice article on health care from a local newspaper for those who are frustrated with the current plans. The article highlighted an alternative health care bill proposed by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah. The key provisions of the bill are:
- Money that employers pay for coverage would go directly to workers.
- Workers would use the money to choose their own insurance on the competitive, open market.
- Everyone would be required to have insurance.
The Congressional Budget Office says this plan will quickly pay for itself and studies indicate it might reduce health care costs.