NU Online News Service, Sept. 21, 2004, 5:01 p.m. EDT
John Kerry’s health insurance reform proposals might cut private health insurance industry premium revenue by about $78 billion per year.[@@]
Researchers at The Lewin Group, Falls Church, Va., have compared health coverage reform proposals presented by President Bush and Kerry, his Democratic challenger.
The Bush administration reforms would depend mainly on tax incentives, and they probably would insure only 8.2 million additional people at a total cost of $23 billion per year and an additional net state and federal government expenditure of about $2,500 per person per year, Lewin analysts estimate.