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Topic - Michael D. Tanner
The high cost of providing health insurance and a general willingness among businesses to skimp on employee benefits has left Virginia with its lowest rate of workplace health coverage in almost 20 years, according to a new study.
Despite President Obama's promises to lower the deficit and rein in spending, there was a conspicuous omission from his 2012 budget blueprint that many say would go a long way toward easing the nation's financial woes: Social Security reform.
More than four months after pushing through President Obama's health care legislation, Democrats said Missouri voters who overwhelmingly rejected the new law still don't know enough about it.
Mr. Tanner said there was a chance to fight for something more specific such as a one-year delay in the individual mandate requiring all Americans to obtain coverage, but there was never much likelihood Mr. Obama or Democrats were going to accept an end of the Affordable Care Act.
"I'm not sure he has a strategy. This seems to be sort of like Obama on Syria. It's kind of improvising as you go along here," said Michael D. Tanner, a Cato Institute senior fellow.