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Health Aff (Millwood). 1999 Nov-Dec;18(6):45-57.

Expanding access and choice for health care consumers through tax reform.

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  • 1Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C., USA.

Abstract

A refundable tax credit for the uninsured would complement the existing job-based health insurance system while letting people keep their job-based coverage if they wish. Among the wide variety of design options for a tax credit, policy and political analysis does not reveal an obvious choice, but a tax credit based on a percentage of spending may have a slight advantage. Congress should give states maximum flexibility to use existing funding sources to supplement the value of a federal tax credit and encourage the use of techniques to create stable insurance pools.

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