The Georgia Public Policy Foundation says that the Congress could learn from Georgia’s example:
Georgia became a national trailblazer this year, when the state allowed individuals to deduct 100% of their health insurance premiums from their state income taxes. Previously, only businesses could deduct the cost of health insurance. In “Health Care Policy Gets a Shot in the Arm,” the Foundation’s Kelly McCutchen urged the state to petition the federal government to follow Georgia’s lead “and eliminate this unfair bias once and for all.” Instead the Democratic health plan would prohibit the sale of private health insurance policies, beginning in 2013, forcing individuals to purchase coverage through the federal government. (Section 102(c) of the 1,018-page Democrats’ bill).
For more, see the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.
(Cross-posted from State House Call.)