Insurers’ role key to health system overhaul, CBO says
President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul the nation's healthcare system could dodge one of the bullets that felled Clinton-era reforms by maintaining an active and independent role for private insurance companies, congressional budget analysts said yesterday. In a report, the Congressional Budget Office said a government mandate requiring people to buy health insurance would not necessarily be considered a new form of federal taxation so long as people had a variety of private plans from which to choose and a government entity was not in charge of collecting their insurance premiums.
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