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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Individual health insurance to the rescue

By Nancy Winter
The News & Observer

Public policy can help drive additional innovation in individual, portable health plans as well as cash-for-service medical practices. The latter can save significant dollars in administrative costs that can be passed along to patients as lower prices. Changes in tax policy to broaden health savings accounts and equalize the tax treatment of group and individual health plans would be welcome. Moving toward increased government control of this market would not be.


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