That individuals find it all but impossible to find health insurance is a function of disfunctional public policy. Tax policy highly favors employer-provided health insurance, further removing individuals from seeing the real cost of the care they receive. It also ties people to their employer in ways that are economically unhealthy.

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and his party’s presidential nominee, John McCain, are looking to change that dynamic. The Dallas Morning News> reported this week that McCain would shift the tax-preferences and regulatory rules so that health insurance would be where it belongs — in the hands of the insured and not their employer.

“There’s no reason today to have health insurance policies tied to employers,” Cornyn is quoted as saying.

The other party’s nomine wants to impose a socialist health care system, in which everyone waits for months on end to receive MRIs and dental treatments.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, and a dog. Check out his podcast, Reflections on Life and Liberty.

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