The Lewin Group, the most respected health economists, have rated the dreamy Jacob Hacker’s Health Care for America plan — which has served as the basis for Democratic Presidential candidates Hilary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards’ health reform proposals.
It got good marks! Here’s the upshot:
- 99.6 percent of Americans would be covered without requiring the US to spend one extra dime that it isn’t already spending on health care.
- $1 trillion would be saved over 10 years (the US currently spends $2.3 trillion annually on health care)
- Businesses who already provide coverage would save $10 billion — they only have to contribute 6%. Businesses that aren’t paying for health care would now be on the hook and share the cost.
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