The left has been ignoring a great idea in healthcare – the 2006 SOTU healthcare proposal, with a nice elaboration here. I agree with Grace Marie Turner (basically the architect of the idea) that instead of deductions, use refundible tax credits. It’s not totally free market. But, Lawd help us, if we’re going to subsidize anything, let it be healthcare and not corn. Of course, the left knows that Schip is driving the "death spiral" by pulling kids from the risk pool; because their ultimate goal is Cubacare as I explain here.
(Oh yeah: The next time you discuss healthcare with anyone, ask — Why can’t we buy health insurance in other states?)