Friday, March 17, 2006

Level the playing field

Strangely absent from the conservative response to the Fair Share for Health Care Act has been any discussion of leveling the playing field for responsible businesses.

Most businesses already provide the health care coverage called for in the Fair Share for Health Care Act. So why push for the bill? Because it's the right thing to do. It levels the playing field and gets rid of the penalty on businesses that do provide health care coverage, and it means 450,000 New Yorkers working for profitable companies will get health care.

A better question is why are supposedly conservative papers shilling to have favored companies get anti-competitive government subsidies. Any explanations?

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