John Goodman has an outstanding article on the proposal to expand the SCRIP program to cover the middle-class. Hi comment: most of the people who would be covered by the expansion ALREADY HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE. This proposal is a way to crowd out the private sector and expand the public sector. At the same time, it will contribute to the bankruptcy of the Medicare system. Not good, in the long run.
Why am I interested in health care, in this blog devoted to family policy? Because the high price of health care for people outside large companies is, in my opinion, a significant financial barrier to fertility, along with college debt and the high cost of housing. We need to do something about these burdensome costs for the young.