From Grace Marie Turner via the Wall Street Journal:

The slide toward a government-dominated, taxpayer-supported health sector will continue unless the 45.7 million Americans who don’t have insurance now are given more opportunities to buy private coverage.

States could help by lightening their regulatory burdens to encourage greater competition for more attractive and affordable coverage. The federal government needs to do its part by updating today’s tax policies to better fit a mobile, 21st-century economy.

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