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Monday, February 22, 2010

How Can that Be?


The White House website’s summary of Barack Obama’s health insurance plan says these two things:

New plans will have to offer preventive care and immunizations at no cost;

and

Nothing in the proposal forces anyone to change the insurance they have.  Period.

Can both be true? What if you have a plan that doesn’t include no-cost preventive care and immunizations? What if you have a high-deductible catastrophic policy?


  • Sheldon Richman is the former editor of The Freeman and a contributor to The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. He is the author of Separating School and State: How to Liberate America's Families and thousands of articles.