The Wisconsin two-step

Source: Heartland Institute
by Clifford Thies

“The biggest problem of Ryanized Obamacare is the continued confusion of insurance and subsidy. Subsidizing health care will never lower the cost of health care. It’s like anything else that is subsidized, education, housing, or what have you. The more you subsidize something, the more it will cost, and the higher cost will have to be paid somehow whether through fees or taxes. The subsidies of Obamacare were supposed to be cross-subsidies, paid by forcing more healthy people to pay into the system. But, Obama couldn’t make that work. And, Ryan won’t be able to make it work either.” (03/15/17)