'WASHINGTON, July 15 (Reuters) - A group of Democrats on the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday called for health insurers to pay fees worth up to $100 billion over a decade to help pay for the overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system. The proposed fees are among the options being discussed by the committee, Senator Charles Schumer told reporters at a briefing with fellow committee Democrats Debbie Stabenow, Robert Menendez and Jay Rockefeller. ... Schumer said an effort would be made to prevent insurers from passing the costs along to consumers.'
15 July 2009
I don't claim to know the best way to reform the health care system, although I'm pretty sure tort reform should be a big part of it, but I do know this is the wrong way.