The Missouri Plan for Health Care

It may not be the “be all, end all,” health care solution, but given federal constraints placed upon the states, there is only so much that can be done without Congressional action. That said, one of the more interesting state-level approaches to health care reform comes from Missouri where the state is now allowing small business owners to contribute pre-tax health care dollars to their employees’ individually selected policies.
Rather than “universal coverage,” New Mexico and other states might want to consider following Missouri’s example by helping to find ways to give individuals greater control over their own health care needs.