Thursday, October 16, 2008

Who has the better health plan?

The Obama health plan:
Sen. Obama's plan would require large employers to either offer insurance or contribute a percentage of the company's payroll toward the cost of taxpayer subsidies....Sen. Obama also plans tax credits to encourage small businesses to offer insurance....Sen. Obama hasn't said where he would mark the line between the large employers who would be punished for not offering insurance and the small ones who would be rewarded if they do.
Is there a good rationale for this strongly asymmetric treatment of small and large firms? I cannot see it.

From my perspective, the Furman-McCain plan makes a lot more sense.