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27 June 2006
Should We Sever Link
between Health Insurance and Work?

When organized laborís most inventive union president and the Republican lawmaker in line to chair the powerful House Ways and Means Committee both tout the same revolutionary idea, it might be time to bend an ear.

Andrew Stern, the liberal president of the Service Employees International Union, and conservative Rep. Jim McCrery, R-La., favored to succeed Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Calif., as head of Ways and Means if Republicans keep control of the House, donít agree on much. But both believe itís time to replace the central arch of the American health care system: the link between health insurance and work.

Their arguments might represent the opening notes of the first significant domestic debate of the 2008 presidential campaign. This is an informative article that focuses on the central issues of this debate which is a vital issue in the University workplace. See story at The Anniston Star's website: www.annistonstar.com.

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