Casey Mulligan, Economix

Health Coverage Worthy of Senator

Although politically incorrect and perhaps unfair, allowing members of Congress to keep their federal employee coverage might be the best thing for universal coverage and reducing the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the federal budget. That's because economists have long recommended that subsidized goods be of somewhat lower quality than goods without subsidy. With that as the alternative for their middle-class employees, employers would be discouraged from dropping health care coverage under Obamacare.

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