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Healthcare of business: Universal coverage plan includes new business taxes

Over the past year, MedTech Futures has concerned itself mostly with the business of healthcare. Today, the tables will be turned and we will discuss - albeit only briefly in this short space - the healthcare of business.

Following the lead of California and Massachusetts, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has called hea......

Full article >>> n infectious condition are not adequately treated, or you may get into a car accident because the other person has an untreated and painful back condition that compromised his concentration on the road.

On the other hand, for those in business (like myself) and for the free-market theoreticians at the University of Chicago, the second part of the plan......

Full article >>> bad guys such as tobacco, gambling, and alcohol stocks) convincingly beat out a group of 10 virtue stocks (good corporate citizens such as IBM, Motorola, Green Mountain coffee, and so forth). While not a definitive analysis by any means, the results - even discounting Cramer's ......

Full article >>> ially so - would like to have a free-market system. Though they are steeped in a deeply humanitarian tradition, even doctors balk at the prospect of socialized medicine.

To be sure, IllinoisCovered does not smell of socialized medicine. However, the concept of an across-the-board business tax does raise important questions and concerns (the potential vicious cycle noted above) as to wheth......

Full article >>> ax that is equivalent to a company that generates a large illness burden.

Such companies - such as hospitals, biopharma, and medical technology companies - may end up paying very little or no such tax. The exact apportionment obviously needs to be calibrated to the mix of virtue and vice companies in the state as well as the overall funding needs of the IllinoisCovered plan.

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Full article >>> Previous to Duravest, he was a vice president and medical director at Sg2, a healthcare intelligence think tank and consultancy serving hospitals and health systems. He can be e-mailed at ogan@midwestbusiness.com.

This article previously appeared in MidwestBusiness.com, and was reprinted with its p......

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Source:wistechnology.com By Ogan Gurel 03/06/07


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