Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Individual Mandate vs. Employer-Monopoly Benefits

It pains me to have written this article.  I cheer judge Hudson's and judge Vinson's findings that Obamacare is unconstitutional.  However, as an economist, I recognize that there is no real difference between an individual mandate (that penalizes a resident for not buying health insurance) and non-taxable health benefits.

It pains me even more to report that the original Health Policy Prescription had a typo in Table 2, so I have pulled it off the blog until we correct it.

Fortunately, the Daily Caller has run the correct column, here.

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