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Sunday, December 13, 2009

All's not fair in health care reform

Your editors did the readers a disservice by not revealing the more recent partisan affiliation of the author of "All's not fair in health reform bills," (Boston Globe, December 10, 2009: A19).

Dr Holz-Eakin served as non-partisan director of the Congressional Budget Office from 2003 to 2005. However in 2007 and 2008 he was chief economic adviser to the McCain Presidential Campaign. This I think nullifies his non-partisan credentials.

Yes, there is much that is unfair in the bill: how about preventing women paying for abortion insurance coverage themselves?

Most of the issues he points to are endemic in tax/benefit laws. In this case, more gradual tapering off of the subsidies would be effective in removing the traps.

Sent to Boston Globe

Sent to Boston Globe

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