As the Obama Administration has highlighted in recent weeks, the American health care system is badly in need of reform. Unfortunately, the President's plan for health care would create more problems than it would resolve. Health care reform should take a different approach that emphasizes one of America's great traditional strengths — the power of market choice.
One component of the proposed health care reform bill is a requirement that all employers provide a minimum amount of health insurance benefits to their employees. For small businesses especially, this mandate would mean a hike in labor costs that would likely force employers to lay off workers.
In the face of today's fiscal challenges, Nevada policymakers must recognize the need to enact sweeping reforms that transform how state government conducts its business.