Saturday, July 23, 2011

An interesting micro debate

on how progressively health care costs should be spread.  This story (especially the comments) presents a debate within one of the major public employee unions over how to bear health care costs.  One option was for everyone to pay a fixed percentage of their insurance premium, the other option was for everyone to pay a percentage of income.  Obviously, the first option would hit lower paid employees harder as they’d have to pay a higher percent of income, while the second option was more progressive.

Here is what they decided.

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