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Taxing Health Insurance Premiums and Subsidizing Health Care Providers

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It is necessary and appropriate to change a structure of tax deductions that does not make sense. When Congress is prepared to go after the other major sources of inefficiency in the health care system, the tax deduction for employer provided health care should definitely be on the list.

Dean Baker is the Co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. CEPR's Jobs Byte is published each month upon release of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' employment report.

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Dr. Dean Baker is a macroeconomist and Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He previously worked as a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute and an assistant professor at Bucknell University. (more...)
 
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Thanks for the article.  Doesn't capitalism by it... by August Adams on Wednesday, Jul 22, 2009 at 7:57:53 AM
Health care debate in the USA is reaching new heig... by Frank Rommey on Wednesday, Jul 22, 2009 at 3:01:58 PM