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October 28, 2008 at 2:48 PM

McCain’s health-care plan

Two important points

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Your critique of Sen. John McCain’s health-care plan neglected to mention two salient facts for the case where the employer discontinues paying health-insurance premiums for their employees [“Calculating what McCain’s health plan would do,” Nation and World, Oct. 24].

First, employees can decide to opt for less-expensive coverage, particularly if they are given the opportunity to choose from the much larger pool of insurance providers McCain is calling for.

The employer would also be able to give each worker most, if not all, of the $12,000 saved by eliminating their insurance premiums.

— Bill Hirt, Bellevue

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