Gerry Canavan

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Simple Answers to Simple Questions

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I like Ezra Klein, but he drops the ball on this post in a big way:

One of my standard questions when I talk to business types is why does your business, or any business, want responsibility for your employees’ health-care coverage? After all, businesses aren’t interested in their employees’ housing decisions, or their choice in cars. Why health care?

Employers support employer-based health insurance because it gives them tremendous leverage over their employees, who are willing to accept shoddier working conditions, more and unpaid hours, lower salaries, and jobs they hate because they are afraid to lose the health insurance upon which they and their dependents rely. Why would they give that coercive power up for nothing?

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November 18, 2009 at 11:41 am