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Rudy.jpgRepublican presidential frontrunner Rudy Giuliani unveiled his own health care reform plan yesterday, while taking potshots at the “socialists” over in the Democratic party proposing universal insurance. Rudy got his sound bites in, but I don’t believe his tax-credit-based program will win him many votes, and could in fact cost him the general election, if he makes it that far.

According to coverage by the Associated Press, the foundation of Rudy’s plan is to provide a $15,000 tax deduction so families can buy private health insurance. While this might offer some relief to those currently uninsured, it also will certainly encourage more employers to dump their health benefit plans and leave workers to fend for themselves.

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