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The NCPA Fact Checks Obama's Health Policy Address During the State of the Union
National Center for Policy Analysis Health Policy BlogLink to more items from this source
[Opinion]
Jan. 21, 2015
"The president didn't mention that an estimated 100 million workers who have paid sick leave likely don't get seven days annually. He also didn't mention that his own advisor Jonathan Gruber has research showing workers themselves wind up paying the cost of mandatory benefits through lower wages.... The president should have called for expanding Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) to all workers, allowing them to set aside funds for medical needs. The president could have also proposed allowing workers to use HSAs to compensate for income lost to sick days."

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