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  • Apr 11, 2005

    Employers probe health care options

    After six years of double-digit rate increases, fewer companies are paying the full bill for insuring their employees as more consider plans that put patients in charge of their medical spending.


  • Apr 06, 2005

    Feed the Beast

    GROWING numbers of policy analysts and politicians are saying that it may finally be time to consider a value-added tax as part of our federal revenue system. In years past, I would have been in the forefront of those denouncing the idea. But now, reluctantly, I have joined the pro-V.A.T. side. Here's why.


  • Mar 27, 2005

    A novel idea: Health insurance you take with you

    John Goodman, the father of health savings accounts, has embarked on another crusade. He wants a new form of corporate medical insurance that goes with employees who leave their jobs or get fired.


  • Mar 21, 2005

    Requiem for a tax-reform heavyweight

    PRESIDENT BUSH'S bipartisan tax-reform commission had its first meeting. Much of the discussion focused on taxing consumption instead of income as a way of increasing saving and investment. It was all very polite and, you won't be surprised to hear, no one said anything shocking. And that, if you think about it, is a little amazing: It wasn't so long ago that consumption taxes were highly controversial. Anyone suggesting a reform that got away from taxing income or capital would have been ignored, if not shouted off the dais.


  • Mar 12, 2005

    One More for the Ownership Society

    As politicians slam around President Bush's controversial proposal to create private accounts in Social Security, conservative think-tankers are quietly contemplating similar plans for Medicare.



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