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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