Monday, August 06, 2007

Romney Said Something Worthwhile

Here is Romney in the debate on providing health care access through the tax code:

"ROMNEY: We have to have our citizens insured, and we’re not going to do that by tax exemptions, because the people that don’t have insurance aren’t paying taxes."

This isn't entirely true because a great deal of the uninsured are people in their 20s that would rather spend the $100 a month it takes to get catastrophic coverage on going out but for the near poor who aren't covered by medicaid this certainly rings true. In terms of extending coverage to the poor this is something that can't be done by manipulating the tax code but rather will have to be on the spending side.

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