The missing link in the health care debate

Apr 24, 2007

All this week, Freelancers Union Executive Director Sara Horowitz is guest-blogging for Drum Major Institute. We'll be posting portions of her entries on our blog.

Blame it on the zeitgeist: this election cycle, everyone wants to get in on the health care debate. It used to be political poison, but now it’s a required talking point for every presidential candidate.

In all the plans we’re seeing from Democrats, which Jacob Hacker has helpfully anatomized, one thing seems to be missing: intermediaries. There’s the single-payer model; the public/private hybrid, which assumes that competition will drive efficiency; and the mandatory buy-in, like in California and Massachusetts. . .

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