Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden Defends His Health Plan

Willamette Week | July 8, 2009
Wyden has taken a lot of heat over his proposal to resolve the health care crisis from unions and others on the left, who want a public option in any reform. But Wyden's Healthy Americans Act focuses instead on blowing up the link between health insurance and employment. The bill would give workers their health benefits in the form of a pay raise (along with a tax cut for most on that pay increase), making them responsible for going out and buying their own insurance.

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