Title:Responsible National Health Insurance
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Universal health insurance can be achieved, according to the four authors of this book, by reshaping government regulation and tax policy on health insurance. In their plan, every American would be required to buy insurance, and tax credits would be available. These credits and the deductible on each policy would vary according to family income. The cost of the tax credits would be financed by ending the present tax exemption for health insurance premiums paid by employers.
The authors also evaluate the other leading health insurance proposals, including the single-payer or Canadian proposal, the "play or pay" plans, managed competition, and other tax-credit or incremental insurance reform proposals.
Mark V. Pauly holds the Bendheim Professorship and is professor of health care systems, insurance, public management, and economics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Patricia Danzon is the Celia Moh Professor of Health Care Systems, Insurance, and Risk Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvaina. Paul J. Feldstein is professor and FHP Foundation Distinguished Chair in Health Care Management at the Graduate School of Management, University of California, Irvine. John Hoff is a practicing attorney and member of the law firm of Swidler & Berlin in Washington, DC.